Driver flown to hospital after rollover crash in Ellsworth Twp.

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Investigators were conducting sobriety tests on the other driver and placed that driver into handcuffs

ELLSWORTH TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A medical helicopter was called to the scene of a crash in Ellsworth Township.

Two vehicles collided Saturday afternoon in the area of state Route 45 and N. Palmyra Road, sending one vehicle on its roof.

According to a report, Eugene Oesch, 87 of Canfield, was traveling northbound on S. Salem Warren Road. Kotey Paden, 29 of Cortland, was traveling east on N. Palmyra Road when he failed to yield at a stop sign and struck Oesch at an angle.

Oesch traveled ff the east side of the road and was trapped, the vehicle on its roof. He was extricated by mechanical means, troopers say.

Oesch was flown to the hospital where he is in critical condition, according to Ohio State Patrol.

Investigators were conducting sobriety tests on Paden. He had minor injuries and was treated on scene and placed in handcuffs.

The intersection is partially open heading north on Route 45 and west on Palmyra.

The Ellsworth Fire Department, Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s Department were on the scene.

A crash reconstruction team from Highway Patrol is also on the way as part of the investigation.

Alcohol and distracted driving are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash, according to police. It remains under investigation.

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