Driver listed in fair condition following crash

Staff report

A driver was in fair condition following a crash in Salem Township on Thursday.

Mason J. McKeever, 20, was listed in fair condition at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, as of Friday morning, according to Champaign County Sheriff Capt. Dave Rapp.

A press release states the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Fire Division and West Liberty Fire/EMS responded to the one-vehicle crash on Upper Valley Pike near West Herr Road at 8:38 p.m.

Deputies located a 1998 Chevy S-10 truck in a ditch off the east side of the road. The vehicle appeared to have sustained heavy front end damage and upon making contact with McKeever, the driver, he was found to have been partially ejected through the rear windshield of the vehicle and unresponsive.

McKeever reportedly may have suffered a significant head injury.

McKeever was flown to the hospital via CareFlight.

The crash remained under investigation as of Friday.

Staff report

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