Head on collision sends three to hospital

pick-up truck and SUV collide on Airport Highway / Tim Wening

A head on collision between a pick-up truck and an SUV sent three people, including a child to the hospital.

According to state troopers, at approximately 11:38 AM, a Jeep pick-up truck was west bound on Airport HIghway between Old Airport Highway and Albon Road when it crossed into an eastbound turning lane to pass a vehicle in front of it.

Entering that turning lane was a Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee's driver was preparing to turn into a business when the two vehicles hit head on.

Both drivers were transported to UTMC. A female juvenile riding in the Jeep pick-up was taken via air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent's Medical Center.

The driver of the pickup truck is in critical condition according to law enforcement sources at the scene. Names and conditions of those involved are being withheld pending notification of families.

State Troopers said witnesses indicated to them that they had noticed the driver of the pick-up truck driving erratically on Airport Highway near the Spring Meadows Shopping Center.

Airport Highway is closed as the investigation and cleanup continue.