Six injured in Route 11 crash

CALCUTTA – A crash Thursday evening on the entrance to state Route 11 sent six people to area hospitals.

During a torrential downpour, the driver of a Chevy Cobalt was merging into traffic after turning from state Route 170 onto the freeway entrance, according to St. Clair Township Sergeant Steve Brophey.

The vehicle slowed due to the heavy rain when a pickup truck came up behind her and rear-ended the Cobalt.

The driver and two passengers in the Cobalt had to be extricated by the Calcutta and Glenmoor fire departments which responded to the scene, Brophey reported.

The driver and her two passengers, as well as two passengers in the pickup truck were transported by ambulance to East Liverpool City Hospital. The pickup driver was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, according to Brophey, who said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

North Star Critical Care, Tri-County and Lifeteam ambulances transported the victims, while both vehicles were towed by Calcutta Towing and First Class Towing.

The names of the drivers and passengers were not available last night as police were still investigating the crash.