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Accident on State Route 93 injures five

Accident victim Melissa Turvey is helped onto a stretcher by paramedics with the Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services following a two vehicle accident on State Route 93

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP — Five people were transported to area hospitals as a result of a two-car accident on State Route 93 Tuesday morning.

Trooper Darrin Webb said a black Pontiac driven by Jennifer Sparks, 19, of Pedro, was headed north and went left of the centerline. A blue Honda Civic, driven by Henry Kimbler, 65, of Ironton, traveling southbound on the roadway, swerved so far right it ran into the gravel. Kimbler then overcorrected and his car ended up in the ditch according to the OSHP.

Kimbler was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center; the other four passengers in the his car were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital. The identities of the other four passengers were not known as of press time. All of the injuries were considered minor.

Sparks was not injured.

According to Sparks, the Civic pulled out in front of her and she swerved into the ditch to miss the car.

Sparks was issued a citation for driving left of the centerline. The accident took place at 10:15 a.m.