Two crash victims life flighted to hospitals

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Submitted Photo Two people were ejected from this pickup during a May 8 crash on SR 43 in Lee Twp. The female passenger was life flighted to an Akron hospital.

CCM Staff Report

Two Carroll County residents were life flighted to an Akron hospital within hours of each other May 8 and 9 as a result of traffic accidents.

Sergeant Bill Bower of the New Philadelphia Post of the State Highway Patrol said both accidents remain under investigation. 

The first accident occurred at 5:28 p.m. May 8 on SR 43 (Steubenville Rd.) south of Carrollton near the intersection of SR 9 (Germano Rd.) in Lee Twp. 

According to the report, Bryan Cox, 20, of Apollo Rd., Carrollton, was driving south on SR 43 when the 1994 Ford F-150 truck he was driving went off the right side of the roadway. Cox overcorrected and the truck crossed the centerline and went off the left side of the road. Cox again overcorrected and the truck went back across the centerline, hit a guardrail and went into a field, where it overturned multiple times. 

Cox, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Aultman Hospital by EMT Ambulance. 

A passenger in the vehicle, Madison Moore, 19, of Keno Rd., Carrollton, was also not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was life flighted by Stat Medevac to Akron City Hospital, where she remains in stable condition. 

Carroll County Sheriff Department personnel, Loudon Twp. Fire Department and EMT Ambulance assisted at the scene.

A Roswell Rd. man was life flighted via Med Flight to Akron City Hospital following a motorcycle accident at 1:30 a.m. May 9.

Bower said James Russell, 41, of Roswell Rd., Carrollton, was driving a 2004 Honda Motorcycle on Arrow Rd. when the motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway.  Russell also remains hospitalized.

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