JACKSON TOWNSHIP -- Two people were seriously injured and a baby was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons after a Tuesday collision between a Ford F-150 and a horse-drawn buggy Tuesday in Ashland County.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, West Salemn's Tena Hostetler, 51, and passenger Anna Hostetler, 23, also from West Salem, sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and were transported from the scene by Polk/Jackson and Town and Country EMS. A third passenger, Rebecca Hostetler, 7 months old, from West Salem, was uninjured in the crash but was transported by Town and Country EMS for precautionary purposes.
The driver of the F-150, Jared Stone, 40, from Ashland, was uninjured as a result of the crash and remained at the scene.
The Patrol reported the crash took place at approximately 5:49 p.m. on US Route 42, just south of Mile Post 19 in Ashland County. The 1991 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on US Route 42 when it struck the rear of a horse-drawn buggy, ejecting all three occupants of the buggy.
US 42 Northbound was down to one lane while the crash was being investigated.
Other agencies assisting at the crash scene were: Polk/Jackson EMS and Town and Country EMS. The Patrol stated that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. The crash is still currently under investigation.