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Crews from Greenville and Transfer remove a vehicle that was involved in an accident at the corner of Route 18 and Crestview Drive in West Salem Township Tuesday.

WEST SALEM TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident on state Route 18 at Crestview Drive.

Greenville-West Salem police Capt. Paul Molton said the accident took place just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, when a minivan, traveling north on Sharon-Greenville Road, state Route 18, struck an SUV that had turned left from Crestview Drive into the northbound lanes of the highway.

The minivan was driven by an 18-year-old man, whom police did not identify, and he was treated for minor injuries by Superior Ambulance on the scene.

The SUV driver, George Voytek, 79, and a passenger, Marilyn Wilson, 76, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Greenville firefighters, Molton said.

The pair was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Police closed one of the two northbound lanes of Route 18 near Crestview Drive for about an hour.

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