UPDATE: Three Teens are Recovering at Home After Car Accident

By: Brittany Sweeney, Lauren Weppler Email
By: Brittany Sweeney, Lauren Weppler Email

UPDATE 1/2/2010 9:20PM

Wright, Miller, and Bennett have all been treated and released from area hospitals.

Officials suspect alcohol did play a factor.

No charges have been filed, but troopers said they are still waiting for alcohol test results.

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UPDATED 1/1 2010 11:26 am

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the conditions of the three teenagers involved in an early morning crash.

Charus Bennett is listed in stable condition and remains at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Austin wright and Christopher Miller were both treated and released.

Police say none of the occupants were wearing safety belts.

The investigation continues and charges will be determined when alcohol test results come in.
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Around 12:30 Friday morning three teenagers were taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital after a vehicle accident on Route 60.

The accident occurred a few miles south of Beverly, Ohio.

Officials say the driver, Austin Wright, 19, of Lower Salem, was speeding which may have caused him to lose control and hit a utility poll.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspects alcohol was involved with the crash.

Wright and his two passengers, Christopher Miller, 19, of Lowell, and Charus Bennett, 19, of Lowell, were all taken to the hospital.

Two of them were treated and released.

The third has been treated and reported in stable condition.

The Ohio Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident and charges are pending.


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