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Car catches fire after crash in Ohio; 2 in serious condition

Car catches fire after crash in Ohio;  2 in serious condition

Flashing lights on top of police patrol car (iStock)

DEFIANCE, Ohio (WANE) – Two are in serious condition after a flatbed truck ran a stop sign and struck another car in Defiance Monday evening.

According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, officers were called to the intersection of Mansfield Road and Schubert Road on Monday at 5:15 p.m. for reports of an accident involving injuries.


When officers arrived, they found a flatbed truck driven by 45-year-old Eugene Anderson of Gary, Indiana, traveling westbound, having run a stop sign and struck another car. After the accident, the car, driven by a 17-year-old, caught fire on the side of the roadway.

Anderson was taken to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening condition, while the teen was listed in serious condition. The passenger of the car arrived at the scene with serious injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.