WAKEMAN A teenage rural Wakeman driver and her passenger were transported to a Cleveland trauma center after an early morning crash Wednesday on Butler Road.
A LifeFlight helicopter transported Jaclyn R. Hales, 16, of 6365 Leroy Road, and her passenger, Jill E. Bowman, 16, of 6579 Ferry Toad, Wakeman, to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with incapacitating injuries. Hospital spokeswoman Phyllis Harmon said both girls were treated and released.
Bowman, who was trapped in the car, had to be extracted by mechanical means by the Wakeman Fire District, said Trooper Steven Drew, of the state Highway Patrol. The trooper reported Hales and Bowman were wearing their seatbelts.