Two people are hospitalized in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash Saturday around 8:30 a.m. that sent seven people, including young children, to area hospitals.
The crash happened when a 2003 white Honda Pilot was traveling east on Old U.S. 35 and drove through a red light, striking a silver 2006 Chrysler Town & Country headed south on North Bickett Road, according to the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Honda, Mavin Pillow, 21, of Wilberforce, and his passenger, who has not been identified, were taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. As of Saturday, the passenger was in critical condition, the patrol said. Pillow is also still in critical condition, according to a Miami Valley Hospital spokesperson.
The driver of the Chrysler, 32-year-old Craig M. Cross and the front seat passenger, 33-year-old Laura J. Cross, both from Cedarville, were taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Children Eliza Cross, 4, Caleb Cross, 2, and Amelia Cross, less than 1 year, all were taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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All five occupants of the minivan are either in stable condition with injuries that are not life-threatening or have been treated and released from the hospital, Trooper Brandon Williams with OSP said.
The crash remains under investigation.