Four women were injured and taken to the hospital following a four vehicle crash on U.S. 30 at Lynchburg Road just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Kelly Berta, 46, of Salineville was airlifted by STAT MedEvac to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. She was driving a gold 2004 Saturn and was at the stop sign southbound on Lynchburg Road. Virginia Gorby, 55, of Alliance was driving a gold 2004 Pontiac Grand Am northbound on Lynchburg Road and failed to stop at the intersection traveling across U.S. 30 striking Hazel Gardner, 64, of Minerva who was driving a blue 2008 Mercury Mariner west on U.S. 30.
Gardner's vehicle then struck Berta's Saturn spinning her around out onto U.S. 30. Gardner's Mariner also overturned landing on its side.
Tessa Vasilliu of Minerva was traveling west on U.S. 30 in a 2008 white Jeep Liberty and struck the back of the Mariner as it was hit by Gorby.
Gardner, Gorby and Vasilliu were all transported by ground ambulance to Altman Hospital in Canton.
Trooper Kevin Thompson is investigating the crash with the assistance of Sgt. Barry Thompson and Trooper Jodi Bowlen. Gorby was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign.
The drivers were extricated from their vehicles by firefighters from the Hanover Township stations and Minerva, West and Paris Township firefighters from the Sandy Beaver Fire District. They also provided traffic control as U.S. 30 was closed down from 5:45 p.m. until 7:40 p.m.
None of the injuries have been deemed life-threatening although several victims remain hospitalized. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
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