UPDATED: 6 hurt in Hardin County crash

KENTON — Six people, including four children, a Dunkirk man and a Kenton woman, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Kenton, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported.

A Ford Escort driven by Tasa Henry, 36, of Kenton, was northbound on U.S. 68 about 7:20 a.m., and stopped as she prepared to turn west onto Pleasant Township 80, north of Kenton, the state patrol said. She was rear-ended by a northbound vehicle driven by Cory Brunow, 24, of Dunkirk, the patrol said.

Three children in the Escort suffered possible serious injuries, the patrol said. One child, Aerial Yarger, 14, of Kenton, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, the patrol said. Two others, Nickolas Gauntt, 11, of Kenton, and Skylar Henry, 9, of Kenton, were taken by air ambulance to Columbus Children’s Hospital, the patrol said.

Tasa Henry and a fourth child in the Escort, Jaurie Henry, 14, of Kenton, were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton with minor injuries, the patrol said.

Brunow was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with possible serious injuries, and then taken by air ambulance to St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, the patrol said.

Tasa Henry and her front-seat passenger, Jaurie Henry, were wearing seat belts, the patrol said. The three other children, all in the back seat, and Brunow were not wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

Assisting at the scene were Lowry’s Towing, Kenton; Hardin County Sheriff’s Office; Kenton Fire Department; St. Rita’s Life Flight; and Dunkirk, Forest, and BKP emergency medical services.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, the patrol said.

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