Alcohol and/or Drugs Suspected in Crash that Injures 5 in Lima

Posted on May 20, 2022

Both alcohol consumption and drug use are suspected as factors in a crash that injured five people in Lima Thursday evening.

According to a release from the Lima Post of the Ohio State Patrol, 63 year old Robert A. Younts, of Lima, failed to stop in time while driving east on State Route 117, and his car struck the rear of a vehicle  being operated by 29 year old Ladasha L. Herring, who was stopped for a red light.

Younts did not stop at the scene and continued east on 117 for approximately a mile before his vehicle became disabled.  

He was located by a deputy with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. 

Herring and two juvenile passengers in her car were transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A third juvenile passenger as well as Younts were treated for minor injuries at the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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