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MANSFIELD -- Two people were injured after a driver turned the wrong way onto U.S. 30 on Monday afternoon, according to a Mansfield Police report.

Both drivers were alert and talking with 1st responders and were later transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to Mansfield Police Capt. Shari Robertson.

According to a Mansfield Police report, at approximately 1:43 p.m. Mansfield Police responded to the westbound lanes of US 30, just east of the State Route 13 bridge, in reference to an injury crash involving two vehicles.

During the investigation, it was learned that a 2016 Buick Regal had traveled eastbound into the westbound lanes of traffic, traveling the wrong way. The Buick was operated by an 84-year-old woman from Norwalk. Her name was not released at the time of publication.

Authorities stated it appears she inadvertently entered into the westbound lanes from State Route 13 via the westbound off ramp from US 30 to State Route 13 (Main Street). The eastbound Buick struck a 2009 Ford Escape, which was traveling west in the westbound lanes and was operated by a 64-year-old man from Ashland. His name was not released at the time of publication.

Both vehicles involved in the crash were inoperable and were towed from the scene. The driver of the Buick was cited for traveling the "wrong way" on a one way street.

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