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Route 71 crash sends five people to an area hospital

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2010

A family and a truck driver were taken to the hospital after a crash on Route 71 near Ottawa.

Police say Matthew Kern of Princeton was driving an SUV with his wife and two daughters when he lost control, went into the other lane and was hit by a semi driven by Jeremy Maynard of Malden.  It happened at 7pm Thursday.

All five were taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital.  Their conditions haven’t been released.

The accident remains under investigation.

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