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Two local drivers injured in T-bone collision

Cary Ashby • Updated May 4, 2016 at 11:33 PM

MILAN TOWNSHIP — Two Huron County drivers were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.

Jeffrey A. Patchin, 43, of 5810 U.S. 20, Lot 8, New London, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way and driving with a suspended license.

Patchin was northbound on U.S. 250 at 10:37 a.m.

“He was turning left onto Shaw Mill Road,” said Erie County Sheriff’s Sgt. Trevor Harlow, who investigated the crash.

The other driver was Carol S. Alexander, 62, of 138 Woodlawn Ave.

“She was coming southbound, so she had the right-of-way. He cut in front of her. She had no time to react,” Harlow said.

There was a T-bone collision between the Ford sedan driven by Lawrence and the Pontiac Sunfire driven by Patchin. Harlow said both vehicles sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene.

North Central EMS transported Patchin to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Hospital spokeswoman Johnna Young said as of Tuesday afternoon, Patchin was “being treated and awaiting transfer to another facility.”

“He had a pretty obvious head injury,” Harlow said.

Alexander’s sister took her to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Hospital spokeswoman Leslie Mesenburg said the patient was treated and released.

“She had an injury to her wrist,” Harlow said, referring to Alexander.

The Milan Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted North Central and the sheriff’s office at the crash site.

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