July 2, 2016

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2 injured in Granger Township crash

GRANGER TWP. — A 16-year-old boy on his way to school and another township resident were injured in a two-vehicle crash this morning at Wilbur and Stony Hill roads.

Trooper Harley Steppenbacker of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post said the teenager was southbound in a 2004 Chevy Blazer on Stony Hill Road at about 7 a.m. He was attempting to turn east onto Wilbur Road when his SUV hit a westbound 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck driven by a 22-year-old township man.

The boy failed to yield to the oncoming vehicle, the trooper said.

The teen was en route to Highland High School, Steppenbacker said, and he was not wearing a seat belt.

The boy was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital and was listed in critical condition, Steppenbacker said.

He said the youth would have been transported by emergency helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, but snowy weather grounded most aircraft this morning.

The trooper would not name the teen and the information was not included later today on the Patrol’s initial report.

The 22-year-old township resident, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated at Summa Health Center in Medina Township and released, the trooper said.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation, Steppenbacker said.

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.