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Car accident injures two

A 36 year-old female and a 16 year-old female were air-lifted to medical facilities following a single vehicle accident around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Jeff Hitchcock of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office said the vehicle tracks showed the white Ford Escape was traveling North on State Route 93, just past Porter Gap Road. The vehicle hit the guard-rail, and went over the embankment, hitting a tree.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released and their medical conditions are unknown.

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ironton Police, Ironton Fire Department, Coal Grove Fire Department, Upper Township Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to the accident.

It took 40 minutes to get the driver out of the vehicle.

“We’ve never seen a car smashed like that,” said Jay Sherman of the Coal Grove Fire Department. “The driver was completely trapped and the roof was closed on top of her.”