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Friday, June 20, 2014 8:00 PM


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BELLEFONTAINE — West Liberty area resident Clinton Daines was involved in two separate crashes in Logan County Friday morning, the second of which resulted in him being transported by MedFlight helicopter for incapacitating injuries to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

In the first crash at about 1:50 a.m., troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report Daines, 22, was operating a southbound 2003 Chevy Impala when he said he swerved to miss a deer on County Road 1 near County Road 5. Then he drove off the left side of the road, down an embankment and came to rest in a creek.

The driver did not report any injuries from this crash.

In the second crash at 7:20 a.m., Daines was driving an eastbound 1993 Nissan 180SX on U.S. Route 33 near Township Road 239 when he went left of center and struck the trailer of a westbound semi, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report.

Reports did not indicate any injuries for the semi’s driver, Anthony J. Johnson, 36, of Fredericktown. He was wearing a seat belt.

Deputies were unable to determine if Daines was wearing a seat belt.

Also assisting at the U.S. 33 crash were the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Indian Joint Fire District and Indian Lake EMS.

The car and the trailer were towed from the scene.

Troopers cited Mr. Daines for failure to control relating to the first crash. The second crash remains under investigation.


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