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LaGrange woman injured when car flips on Youngs Mill Road

Driver flown to hospital for injuries

By Matthew Strother

mstrother@civitasmedia.com

LaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle surveys a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt that flipped onto its roof after he said its driver lost control in a sharp curve on Youngs Mill Road and hit an embankment shortly after noon Tuesday. The driver, 21-year-old Chelsea Franks, was flown to a Columbus hospital with possible injuries to her face and for further medical evaluation.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/09/web1_WEB0909CarFlips.jpgLaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle surveys a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt that flipped onto its roof after he said its driver lost control in a sharp curve on Youngs Mill Road and hit an embankment shortly after noon Tuesday. The driver, 21-year-old Chelsea Franks, was flown to a Columbus hospital with possible injuries to her face and for further medical evaluation.

Matthew Strother | Daily News

LaGRANGE — A woman was flown to a Columbus hospital on Tuesday after her car flipped shortly after noon near the 900 block of Youngs Mill Road.

A witness called 911 at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday to report the wreck. Preliminary information gathered at the scene showed the woman, identified as Chelsea Franks, 21, of LaGrange, was eastbound in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when she entered a sharp curve and lost control of her vehicle, said LaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle.

The car crossed over the oncoming lane and off the far side of the road, where it ran over a mailbox and hit an embankment that flipped the car, Engle said. It landed on its roof in the oncoming lane.

Franks suffered possible facial injuries, Engle said, and was taken by EMS to be flown to Columbus for treatment and further evaluation. Her condition was unavailable this morning.

LaGrange police were still investigating.

Matthew Strother is editor at LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2153.