Drivers Annie Clifton of London, Ohio, and Sandra Rice of Champaign County each were transported to area hospitals by CareFlight and MedFlight helicopters following a crash about 2:15 p.m. Thursday on State Route 29 in Champaign County, deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office report.
Clifton reportedly was operating an eastbound car in the 3,400 block of S.R. 29 when she traveled off the right side of the road for an unknown reason.
Her vehicle then returned to the roadway and struck an eastbound car operated by Rice.
The Rice vehicle then went off the north side of the road and into a ditch, where it overturned, but came to rest on its wheels.
The Clifton vehicle overturned onto its top and continued to skid eastbound along the roadway and struck two westbound vehicles.
The occupants of the other two vehicles involved were not injured.
Deputies continue to investigate the crash.