UPDATED: Drivers injured after 2-vehicle collision in Cedarville


By Anna Bolton - abolton@aimmediamidwest.com



Anna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.


Anna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.


The two cars were damaged, with air bags deployed, as a result of the accident.


A state highway patrolman writes a report on the collision.


CEDARVILLE — Two drivers were transported to hospitals the morning of Dec. 13 after they were involved in a head-on collision on State Route 72.

State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Chesser, Xenia Post, released the names of the drivers Dec. 14. He said Jennifer Messer, 29, is in critical condition and Rhea Myers of Cedarville has non-life threatening injuries.

The highway was closed north of Federal Road in Cedarville for about two hours.

Gazette staff received an alert around 9 a.m. that reported the two-vehicle accident, indicating one person was unconscious.

Chesser said he believed Messer, who was traveling northbound, went left of center for an unknown reason, overcorrected and went off the roadway, then overcorrected again and went left of center “head-on at an angle” into Myers, who was traveling southbound.

Chesser said MedFlight transported Messer to Kettering Medical Center and an ambulance transported Myers to Miami Valley Hospital.

Cedarville police officers, sheriff’s deputies and Cedarville Township Fire Department medics also responded to the scene.

One heavily-damaged car could be seen off the side of the road near a cornfield and the other car in the middle of the road. Tow trucks began removing the cars off the roadway a little before 11 a.m.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/12/web1_BehindCrash-1.jpgAnna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/12/web1_SideCrash-1.jpgAnna Bolton | Greene County News State Highway Patrol troopers, a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, a Cedarville Police officer and Cedarville Twp. Fire Department medics respond to a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 72 in Cedarville the morning of Dec. 13.

The two cars were damaged, with air bags deployed, as a result of the accident.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/12/web1_2Cars-1.jpgThe two cars were damaged, with air bags deployed, as a result of the accident.

A state highway patrolman writes a report on the collision.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/12/web1_Patrol-1.jpgA state highway patrolman writes a report on the collision.

By Anna Bolton

abolton@aimmediamidwest.com