Woman and Child Seriously Injured in Two-vehicle Crash in Adams County

The Highway Patrol is reporting a two-vehicle serious-injury crash in Adams County.

About 5:42pm Friday, 23-year-old Autumn Hersmam of Portsmouth was southbound on Portsmouth Road in Franklin Township in a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. She failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the centerline. 62-year-old Randall A. Keller of Wheelersburg struck the car with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado.

Hersman sustained serious injuries and was transported by Air Care to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Her 5-year-old passenger also sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital by Air Evac.

Keller sustained no apparent injuries. Both Hersman and Keller were wearing seatbelts and the child was in a child safety seat.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Township Fire and EMS, and Peebles Fire and EMS provided assistance at the scene.

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