Bellefontaine teen cited following 2-vehicle injury crash

A Bellefontaine teen was cited following a two-vehicle injury crash Friday morning just before 8 o’clock.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office reports Mason Smith, 16, was traveling eastbound in the 4300 block of State Route 540 when he struck Chelsea Brown, 29, of Bellefontaine, from behind. Brown was slowed down for a paving crew on 540.

After the collision, Smith ran off the right side of the road and into a row of trees.

Brown went off the right side of the road as well.

Smith suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital by a private vehicle.

Brown suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

She had 4 young children in the vehicle at the time of the crash and they were not injured.

All occupants were wearing seat belts.

Smith was charged with assured clear distance.

Both vehicles suffered heavy damage.

Authorities were on the scene for approximately 97 minutes.