Moorefield Twp. head-on crash injures 2, closes road

Two people were injured after a crash on Villa Road in Moorefield Twp. in Clark County.

The road is closed in the area and it is not immediately clear when it will reopen.

Initial reports show that one of the vehicles lost control and slid into the left lane, striking a truck head-on. Two people were injured, but the extent of their injuries was unclear.

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The crash was reported around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 80 block of Villa Road. Icy weather is believed to be the cause of the crash.

Officials in the area urge motorists to use caution when traveling and encourage staying home whenever possible.

“Please, with the weather conditions going to get bad, if you don’t need to go out, just stay at home,” Sgt. Gordon Cairns, supervisor of the Dayton Police Department’s crash reconstruction unit, said earlier this month. “The roads will get cleared relatively quickly, but if there’s no need to be out in the snow, don’t go out for a joy ride, don’t do those sort of things. Let us get the roads cleared and then it will be safe to get back on them.”

For those who do need to be on the roads, Cairns said to be sure to have good tires with ample tread, a good battery, brakes in good working order and jumper cables just in case. Also, keep your cellphone charged, and blankets, water and some food on hand just in case and be sure to have at least a half tank of gas.

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