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UPDATE: Head-on collision slows traffic in front of mall

Jessica Cuffman • Dec 4, 2013 at 6:28 PM

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. — A driver who ran a red light collided with an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 250 at the main entrance to the mall Wednesday afternoon.

The Ford Focus was exiting the driveway to Five Guys, headed straight across the intersection to the mall when it pulled into the path of a northbound Chevy Avalanche, Trooper Kent Jeffries of the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

For photos of the crash, click HERE

After the collision, the Avalanche continued west and slammed into the front of a car stopped at the light, waiting to leave the mall exit.

The front seat passenger of the Focus and the driver of the Avalanche were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment by Perkins and Sandusky firefighters.

It was unclear whether the driver of the Focus also was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the third car was not injured.

A fourth driver, who was traveling north on U.S. 250 beside the Avalanche just before the Focus pulled into the intersection was able to stop before colliding with the vehicle, Jeffries said.

Debris from the collision struck the fourth vehicle, causing a small dent in the car.

The Avalanche and the Focus were towed from the scene.

Troopers and Perkins police remained at the scene Wednesday afternoon investigating the crash.

Southbound traffic on U.S. 250 was limited to one lane. Northbound drivers were being rerouted through the Sandusky Mall parking lot.

ORIGINAL POST 3:15 p.m. — Drivers should avoid the area in front of the Sandusky Mall until emergency crews can clear the crash.

At least two people have been transported to the hospital and the crash is located at the main entrance to the mall. North/West bound traffic is being rerouted .

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