BLANCHESTER – A teen was injured in a head-on collision Wednesday.
The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on State Route 123 near the Clinton/Warren County line.
Trooper Mike Steele with the Lebanon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told the News Journal that Brian Achor, 33, of Blanchester was driving a truck northbound on State Route 123 when he lost control on a curve, swerved left of center and struck a southbound Chevrolet Corvette head-on driven by Kali Colby, 17, of Blanchester.
Achor’s vehicle ended up on its side and Colby’s vehicle went off the road.
Colby was transported to Bethesda Arrow Springs in Lebanon with a cut on her ankle and minor head and neck injuries. Steele said he spoke with her at the hospital later in the afternoon and she was in fair condition.
According to Steele, there was a male passenger in Achor’s truck who ran away from the scene of the accident after it happened.
“He took off,” Steele said, saying several first responders searched for the man but never found him.
Achor said he had picked the man up at the intersection of State Routes 28 and 123.
According to Steele, Achor will be charged with a left-of-center violation and displaying incorrect license plates. Steele said Achor had taken the plates off an older car and put them on the truck illegally. Other charges may be pending.
Rick Siermann, who lives a few doors down from where the accident occurred, said the dangerous curve in that area has resulted in many accidents and even a death.
He said before road crews leveled out the area several years ago, he observed as many as about three accidents per month, including one fatality.
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