Two children were transported by medical helicopter to a Columbus hospital for treatment of suspected serious injuries sustained at the scene of a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:45 p.m. Monday at the intersection of state routes 292 and 47 in rural East Liberty.
Deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report Destiny Mathys, 8, and Audium Mathys, 9, both of West Mansfield were taken by Medflight to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for treatment of injuries including burns.The children were passengers in a vehicle driven by Dimitria Mathys, 36, of West Mansfield that was crossing the intersection eastbound on S.R. 47 when their vehicle was struck from the side by a southbound minivan operated by Casey Drosdak, 24, of Kenton. Impact from the collision caused the Mathys vehicle to catch fire, and it was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived.
Drosdak reportedly pulled the woman and two children from the the fiery sport-utility vehicle. Drosdak was transported by Perry Township EMS to Union Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Dimitria was taken by Rushcreek EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital. Drosdak was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign. Marijuana use is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash. Bokescreek EMS also assisted at the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Crews were on scene for about two hours Monday, and the crash closed traffic in both directions for a time.(EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)