Local teen injured in jeep accident

By Patricia Beech – 

Photo by Kaiajade – 

An Adams County teen was seriously injured in a single-car accident on  Friday, May 5 according to officials at the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Emergency crews responded to the accident scene on Old St. Rt. 32 near  Peebles. According to Trooper Joshua Greer, the 16-year-old  driver was traveling west when she lost control of her 2003 blue Jeep  Wrangler.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle as she was descending Wisecup  Hill,” said Greer. “The jeep ran off the right side of the road, then  careened back onto the road, crossing the center line. It then exited the left side of the road, rolled down an embankment striking two  trees before coming to rest on its wheels.”
The minor driver, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was transported by Peebles EMS to the Adams County  Regional Medical Center, and later to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.
The accident remains under investigation.