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UPDATE: Passenger flown after S.R. 117 crash

Susan J. Westlund, 60, of Cincinnati, was transported by CareFlight helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for non-incapaciting injuries sustained in a crash about  8 p.m. Friday.

SR-117366-accidentEmergency personnel treat a victim at the scene of a serious crash Friday evening near the intersection of state routes 117 and 366. EXAMINER PHOTO | SUE PITTS

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff's Office report Richard Hopkins, 61, of Cincinnati, was operating an eastbound sport utility vehicle on S.R. 366 when he failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign. He then drove into the path of a southbound car operated by Andrea F. Johan, 63, of Columbus.

Ms. Johan and her passenger, Dwight Williams, 65, of Columbus, each reported possible injuries, but were not transported.

Mr. Hopkins did not report any injuries and was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Ms. Westlund was a passenger is his vehicle.

The SUV sustained severe damage, while the car sustained moderate damage.

Traffic was blocked for more than 90 minutes.


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