SANDUSKY, Ohio - A flurry of crashes happened in a two-hour span Thursday afternoon in the Sandusky area.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating three separate crashes that left a couple of people with serious injuries and others with minor injuries.
The first crash happened at 2:36 p.m. in Vermilion Township on State Route 2 in the westbound lanes. The driver, Edward Boyd, 51, of Sandusky, was seriously injured when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median.
Boyd was taken first to Mercy Hospital then air lifted to Cleveland Metro Hospital.
Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The second crash happened just 30 minutes later at the intersection of State Route 4 and Strub Road in Perkins Township. Ohio State Highway Patrol said three cars were involved in the crash.
Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police said evidence showed that both injured were not wearing seatbelts.
The third crash happened at 4:56 p.m. in Huron and was again on State Route 2. Police said a commercial vehicle hit a passenger car.
Officers said the driver of that car, Dave Lauby, 56, of Sandusky, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Firelands Hospital. They said alcohol was a factor in the crash.