- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a southern Ohio highway was closed for hours when a medical helicopter that responded to a vehicle crash had to remain grounded in response to an alert from its on-board warning system.

The Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAWTH’-ee) Gazette (https://ohne.ws/QzLyPb ) reports traffic on part of U.S. 23 south of Chillicothe was rerouted for six hours until workers moved the helicopter off of the road and got it cleared for travel Monday. The road reopened before the morning rush hour.

The helicopter had responded to an overnight crash that injured two Chillicothe residents.

Authorities say the 34-year-old driver suffered serious leg injuries. He was taken to a local medical center and later was flown to a Columbus hospital.

An adult passenger was treated for a leg injury.

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Information from: Chillicothe Gazette, https://www.chillicothegazette.com


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