UNITY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Two people were flown to the hospital following a head-on crash involving two SUVs Monday morning in Columbiana County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victims as a 46-year-old East Palestine man and a 53-year-old East Palestine woman. They were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown with serious injuries.

The crash happened around 7:40 a.m. along State Route 170 in Unity Township, just south of the county line.

According to the Highway Patrol, an initial investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford Explorer was traveling southwest on SR-170 when it went left of center and struck a 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was traveling northeast on SR-170. 

The Chevrolet Trailblazer then traveled off the right side of the road, overturned and struck an electric fence. 

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Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.