Local man charged with OVI after injury crash


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First responders are shown working at the scene of a two-vehicle injury crash on Tuesday in Goshen Township.


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MECHANICSBURG – A two-vehicle injury crash in Goshen Township caused two people to be transported to area hospitals on Tuesday.

The crash occurred at 8:17 p.m. in the 9000 block of state Route 4 in Goshen Township, according to a press release from Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin.

John O’Laughlin, 71, of Mechanicsburg, while driving northbound on state Route 4 in a 1999 Chevy Trailblazer, went left of the center line in the roadway and struck John Zugelder, 70, of Springfield. Zugelder was driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado.

Zugelder was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. O’Laughlin was taken by Urbana EMS to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana.

O’Laughlin was later charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, Melvin said in the press release.

Mechanicsburg Fire/EMS and Urbana EMS responded to the scene, along with CareFlight.

The accident remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

First responders are shown working at the scene of a two-vehicle injury crash on Tuesday in Goshen Township.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2015/12/web1_crash.jpgFirst responders are shown working at the scene of a two-vehicle injury crash on Tuesday in Goshen Township. Submitted photo

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