5 people injured after crash involving ATV, car in Preble County

PREBLE COUNTY — Five people were injured after a crash involving an ATV and car near Gratis in Preble County Friday morning, according to a release from the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office says the crash happened in the 5000 block of State Route 725, west of Gratis around 9:40 a.m.

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The preliminary investigation determined an ATV carrying two adults and two juveniles was traveling west on State Route 725 and turned south, into the path of a car traveling east on State Route 725.

The car struck the ATV and all four occupants of the ATV were ejected, the sheriff’s office said.

Five people in total were injured in the crash, including two from the car and three from the ATV.

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Medical helicopters from Med Flight and Care Flight were called to the scene.

The adult male driver and both juveniles from the ATV were transported to Kettering Hospital Main Campus by helicopters with serious injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver and passenger of the passenger vehicle were transported by ambulance to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.