One person transported via CareFlight after accident in Clark County

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CareFlight has airlifted one victim to an area hospital after a one-vehicle crash in the 5000 block of Pitchin Road South.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

CareFlight has airlifted one victim to an area hospital after a one-vehicle crash in the 5000 block of Pitchin Road South.

Ohio State Highway Patrol on the scene indicated that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Reports indicate the driver did not stop at a “T” intersection and went off the road before becoming airborne. His vehicle was trapped about 200 feet deep in trees by the side of the road.

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Police and firefighters had to use chainsaws to remove debris from around the vehicle because it crashed into a line of trees.

The driver, Charles A. Schweinsburg, 33, of Columbus, was coming from Hilliard and driving towards his home in Columbus.

Police reports indicate that Schweinsburg was trapped in the car for about an hour before crews could free him.

The accident was initially reported around 2:11 a.m.

Schweinsberg’s condition is unknown. First responders had difficulty evaluating his injuries due to his high level of intoxication.

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Schweinsburg was cited for failure to control and operating a motor vehicle impaired. He has a prior conviction of operating a vehicle impaired in 2008.

Dale Booth, who lives close to the crash site, said the intersection is particularly dangerous during the winter. He encourages everyone who drives near Pitchin Road South and Old Springfield Road to be careful.

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