Two separate auto accidents in Scioto County Monday resulted in five people being transported to hospitals with serious injuries. The first mishap occurred in to the noontime hour on U-S 23 south near Wetmore Road when a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Corey Grooms of Piketon went across the median and struck a pick-up truck driven by 51-year-old Gary Garrett of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Grooms suffered serious injuries in the crash, and she was MedFlighted to a Columbus hospital. Garrett was treated and released for his injuries. Monday evening, a minivan driven by 25-year Jessica Copely of Lucasville was traveling at a high rate of speed when it off the road at the intersection of S-R 104 and S-R 73 and struck a number of trees. Three children were in the van, one was ejected from the vehicle, while the other two needed to be rescued from the wreckage. Copley also needed to be rescued from the van. The three children suffered serious injuries and were transported to hospitals in Columbus and in Huntington, West Virginia. Copely suffered serious injuries as well. Impairment is thought to have played a role in that crash. Both accidents remain under investigation by the Portsmouth post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.