July 2, 2016

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Ohio Highway Patrol: Granger teen still serious after Friday crash

GRANGER TWP. — A township teenager remained hospitalized Monday following an accident on his way to school Friday, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

A dispatcher at the Medina post said no citations had been issued in the two-vehicle crash because Andrew Hayes, 16, was still in the intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital on Monday.

Trooper Harley Steppenbacker said Hayes was listed in critical condition following the accident.

However, his status Monday was not available because a nursing supervisor said there was no record of Hayes at the hospital.

Steppenbacker 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 driven by a 22-year-old Granger 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 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.

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