The state Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio 2 and Ohio 4 interchange.
Zachary McClellan, 18, of Maumee, was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger south on Ohio 4 crossing over Ohio 2 when he ran a red light and struck the side of a 2008 Chrysler 300 being driven by Kelly Rigoni, 38, of Port Clinton, troopers said. Rigoni had been exiting Ohio 2 eastbound and was in the process of making a left turn to proceed northbound on Ohio 4 when the crash occurred.
Alcohol is not a factor, troopers said.
McClellan told troopers he was distracted by an object that fell in his vehicle. He was transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center for minor injuries by Perkins Township EMS.
His passenger, Kasey Volpitta, 17, of Whitehouse, sustained minor injuries. She was transported by Perkins Township EMS to Firelands Regional Medical Center.
Rigoni was transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center by Perkins EMS and subsequently flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. She sustained non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.
The Ford Ranger sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Wilson’s Towing.
The Chrysler 300 sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Kasper Towing.