3 transported after vehicle strikes utility pole

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Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a crash about 4 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Route 68 at County Road 51 that sent three people to Mary Rutan Hospital.

Taylor Conley, 19, of Seneca, S.C., reportedly was operating a southbound minivan when she attempted to make a southwest turn onto C.R. 51 and she slid in the intersection, drove off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The impact of the vehicle hitting the utility pole caused a wire from the pole to strike the windshield of a southbound car operated by Robert Jenkins, 23, of Huntsville, that was traveling behind the minivan.

Ms. Conley reported minor injuries, but was not transported from the scene. Her passengers, Preston Overholt, 16; Marlena Overholt, 38; and Breanna Overholt, 14, all of LaRue, were transported by BMRT and Rushcreek squads to the hospital for non-incapacitating injuries.

Mr. Jenkins did not report any injuries.

The occupants in both vehicles were wearing their seat belts.

The driver of the minivan was cited for failure to control. Troopers report that at the time of the crash, Ms. Conley was distracted by an electronic device in the vehicle.