The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash at about 8:22pm Friday on State Route 73 near mile post 4 in Bratton Township of Adams County. 

The preliminary investigation indicates 52-year-old Mark Maxwell of Hillsboro drove his 2007 Dodge pickup left-of-center while westbound on SR 73. 

It struck the eastbound 2003 Ford pickup driven by 30-year-old Jason Lute of McDermott, Ohio, and the 1999 Ford pickup driven by 36-year-old Chris Thompson of Rarden, Ohio, resulting in substantial damage to all three trucks.   

5-year-old Cory Thompson was Air Cared to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, and 28-year-old Mildred Thompson was Air Cared to University Hospital in Cincinnati, with serious injuries. 

Maxwell was also Air Cared to the University Hospital in Cincinnati with serious injuries. 

Other occupants of the vehicles involved were transported to the Adams County Regional Medical Center for treatment.