OSP: driver was going wrong way in Springfield

A vehicle landed on its side following a crash in Springfield on Tuesday (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle).

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that happened early Tuesday morning.

The crash was reported at around 3:30 a.m in the 1200 block of West Columbia Street.

Troopers on-scene say a man was driving the wrong way on West Columbia Street before crashing into a tree.

According to OSP–The driver of that car, a man between 18 to 21 years old, was going between 70 and 90 miles per hour down a one-way street.

First responders at the scene had to cut open the roof of the car to be able to pull the driver out. OSP says he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, and then flown via Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital. His condition is not yet known.

All lanes reopened about 3 hours after the accident occurred.

OSP is expected to release more information about the accident Tuesday afternoon. We’ll provide more updates as they become available.

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