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4 remain hospitalized in U.S. 36 crash that killed 1

UPDATE @ 4:34 p.m. (March 22):

The conditions of two men in an ambulance crash have improved from critical to serious, for Matthew Wallen and Christopher Bopp, according to Miami Valley Hospital.

Jeremy Fetters and Mark Stith remain in critical condition, the hospital spokeswoman said.

UPDATE @ 1:41 a.m (March 22): Three people are in critical condition after a fatal two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 36 East and Parkview Road in Champaign County Wednesday afternoon.

The crash involved a private ambulance and a full-size pickup truck.

One woman died at the scene and the other four individuals involved were flown to Miami Valley Hospital.

Matthew Wallen, 21, of St. Paris; Mark Stith, 23, of Marion; and Christopher Bopp, 51, of Kenton all remain in critical condition. 

A condition update was not immediately available for Jeremy Fetters, 23, of Plain City. 

At least one dead in Champaign Co. crash involving ambulance

UPDATE @ 7:20 p.m.: A 61-year-old Kenton woman was killed in the two-vehicle collision involving a private ambulance and a full-size pickup truck in Goshen Twp., the Champaign County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. 

Debra Lock was a front-seat passenger in the Med Care ambulance sheriff's investigators said failed to yield the right of way when it entered the intersection of U.S. 36 East and Parkview Road. The accident was reported at 3:22 p.m.

Matthew Wallen, 21, of St. Paris, was driving the truck that struck the medic unit. 

Jeremy Fetters, 23, of Plain City, was the ambulance driver. Also in the ambulance were Mark Stith, 23, of Marion, and Christopher Bopp, 51, also of Kenton. 

Wallen, Fetters, Stith and Bopp were all taken to Miami Valley Hospital in two CareFlight helicopters. Their conditions were not available Wednesday night.

Lock died at the scene. She was removed by Champaign County Coroner Josh Richards.

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Mechanicsburg Fire Lt. Matt Bebout said the sheriff's office is continuing to investigate where the medic unit may have been going or coming from at the time of the accident. The sheriff's office also is looking into whether the medic unit's lights and sirens were activated.

The accident investigation is continuing, according to the sheriff’s office.

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A Pioneer Electric crew was on scene Wednesday evening to repair a utility pole the medic unit also struck in the collision.

Both roadways were shut down for a time because of the investigation.

Contributed by Jacki Anderson via Facebook.

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