Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
A 56-year-old Middletown woman died Thursday morning after suffering injuries in a three-vehicle crash in Liberty Township.
The Butler County coroner’s office pronounced Mary Schaeffer died at the crash scene at Ohio 747 just north of Willow Ridge Drive, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. Authorities received a call about the crash shortly after 6 a.m.
Two other drivers — Michael McAninch, 41, of Mason, and Denise Wuebben, 59, of Hamilton — suffered injuries and were transported to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. Their conditions aren’t immediately known.
Police said McAninch was driving a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup northbound on Ohio 747, but his vehicle traveled left of center causing a head-on crash with a 1997 Dodge Caravan Schaeffer was driving southbound. Schaeffer’s vehicle then collided with Wuebben’s 2012 Hyundai vehicle, which was also traveling southbound on Ohio 747.
The road was closed for several hours to investigate the crash and clean up the scene. The Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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