Police: Speed, impairment believed to be factors in serious crash

NEWARK, OH (WCMH) — Two drivers were taken from Newark to a Columbus hospital for treatment after a two-vehicle collision Sunday morning.

Newark police believe speed and impairment played a factor in an SUV-versus-pickup truck crash at the intersection of West Main Street and Union Street.

Investigators said Emily Kiger, 24, of Newark, drove through the red light at about 1:27am Sunday. Her vehicle struck the truck driven by 66-year-old David Ehlermann of Newark.

Ehlermann was ejected and suffered serious injuries, according to police. Kiger was trapped in her vehicle and was treated for head injuries. Both victims were flown by medical helicopter to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for treatment. Ehlermann is still listed in serious condition; Kiger has been upgraded to stable condition.

Police said this was the second serious injury crash in the area this weekend. At about 5:36pm Friday, just two miles west on West Main Street, a 56-year-old man was seriously injured while walking across the roadway. He remains in serious condition at a Columbus hospital.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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