2 taken by CareFlight in Springfield, 1 in critical condition

UPDATE @ 1:35 p.m.

The driver of a car involved in a two-vehicle crash in Springfield is said to be in critical condition, and is one of two individuals taken by CareFlight from the scene.

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The driver of a minivan was driving erratically, a witness called in before the accident, reaching speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour while travelling northbound on Yellow Springs Street.

The minivan ran a red light while a woman was turning from west Pleasant Street onto Yellow Springs Street, striking her vehicle.

She was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from her car.

The passenger of the minivan was also taken by CareFlight, while the driver is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Sgt. Michael Curtis said the driver of the minivan could face charges of vehicular assault or aggravated vehicular assault -- presuming everyone lives.

The intersection is expected to be closed for another five to six hours.

Some area residents are currently without power while repairs are made to downed lines.

INITIAL REPORTS @ 11:29 p.m.

CareFlight is responding to a two-vehicle crash near west Pleasant and Yellow Springs streets in Springfield, initial reports indicate.

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Multiple crews were dispatched to the scene around 11:05 a.m.

We’re hearing reports of downed wires, and will update this story as it develops.

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