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Two severely injured in head-on collision

Emergency personnel work to aid a driver in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 243.

Emergency personnel work to aid a driver in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 243.

A head-on collision on Friday sent both drivers to the hospital.

“Shortly before 3 p.m. there was a head-on crash here and it appears one of the drivers was left of center for some reason,” Sgt. Paul Isgett of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said. “It is still being investigated. Both drivers were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital with injuries that appear to be severe.”

The vehicle traveling northbound away from Coal Grove was a black 1997 GMC Sierra and the vehicle traveling southbound was a white Dodge Ram 1500. Coal Grove and Perry Township Volunteer Fire Departments, Lawrence County EMS and the Ohio State Patrol responded to the scene.