2 drivers flown to hospital after suffering serious injuries in Shelby County crash

SHELBY COUNTY — Two medical helicopters were called to take the victims of a serious crash in Shelby County to area hospitals late Thursday morning, according to investigators at the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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The crash was reported around 11:10 a.m. at the intersection of Hardin Wapak Road and Russell Road in Turtle Creek Twp., west of Sidney.

A Ford Fiesta car, driven by Conrad Booher, 52, of Sidney, was traveling east on Russell Road, ran a stop sign and crashed into a Nissan SUV, driven by Kayla Steger, 22, of Minster. Steger was traveling north on Hardin Wapak Road, Sgt. Joseph Weeks told News Center 7.

Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles after the crash, Weeks said. Crews were able to rescue both drivers from their cars and load them into the CareFlight helicopters for transport to Miami Valley Hospital.

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Both drivers suffered serious injuries in the crash but their conditions were not released. Initial reports indicate one of the victims was a pregnant woman however state troopers were not able to confirm that information.

Traffic reconstruction units responded to the scene to investigate the crash, Weeks said. Other potential factors in the crash were unknown and still under investigation.

Additional details were not released. We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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