Payton reportedly took evasive action to avoid striking a vehicle in the rear, the patrol said, drove left of the center line and struck a southbound 2016 Honda CR-V driven by Danielle D. Dukes-Niedbalski 34, of Springfield.
Payton was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Dukes-Niedbalski was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The crash closed State Route 41 for approximately three hours.
German Twp. police and fire/EMS officials responded to the scene, assisting the patrol.
The crash remains under investigation, troopers said.