1 seriously injured, in fair condition after Clark County crash

A teen who was seriously injured after a crash early Sunday morning in Clark County remains in the hospital.

The crash happened around 12:37 a.m. in the 3000 block of South Urbana Lisbon Road when Austin Pendleton, 18, of Tremont City, was driving south and failed to negotiate a slight curve, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Pendleton’s pickup truck then went off the side of the road, struck a utility pole and overturned, causing him and a 17-year-old passenger to become trapped inside for a short period of time.

A Clark County deputy arrived on scene and rendered aid until Madison Township and Harmony Township EMS arrived to take Pendleton to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, OSHP stated.

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According to OSHP, speed, alcohol impairment and failing to wear a seat belt were all contributors of the crash.

The 17-year-old, who was wearing a seat belt, was evaluated at Springfield Regional Medical Center and released.

As of Monday afternoon, Pendleton was listed in fair condition at Miami Valley Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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