Two Flown From Scene of Hocking County Crash

Two people were air lifted from the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Hocking County, Monday. 

According to the Athens Post of the State Patrol, the accident took place shortly before 3:00 p.m. Monday when a juvenile driving a Toyota Prius collided with the rear of a motorcycle stopped in a construction zone on State Route 328. 

The operator of the motorcycle, Lafe Barnett Jr., 36, had been directed to stop in the northbound lane of 328 by a construction flagger. 

The collision overturned Barnett's bike, pushing it off the right side of the roadway. The Prius then continued on striking the flagger, Lora Parker, 49. 

Both Bennett and Parker were flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus with serious injuries. The teenage driver of the Prius was uninjured.

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