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Published: Sunday, 6/28/2009

8 people hurt in rollover crash of 2 vehicles on I-75


BLUFFTON, Ohio Eight people were injured early Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle rollover-crash along I-75 in Hancock County, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Shyamasundar Maladkar, 40, of Sidney, Ohio, was traveling south in the freeway s right lane about 12:15 p.m. when he attempted to change lanes.

A car driven by Joshua Stubenvoll, 26, of Hamilton, Ohio, was in the passing lane. The Maladkar auto swerved back into the right lane, state troopers from the Findlay Post said. Mr. Maladkar then lost control of his car, veered back into the left lane, and sideswiped Mr. Stubenvoll s vehicle.

Both vehicles ran off the left side of the road and overturned in the median.

Mr. Maladkar and his passengers, Savita Maladkar, 35, Vedanta Maladkar, 2, and Pradyumma Maladkar, 5, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Also taken to Blanchard Valley were Mr. Stubenvoll and his passengers, Cynthia Stubenvoll, of Hamilton, Joe Brigner, 29, and Melissa Pennell, of Kettering, Ohio.

The occupants of both vehicles wore seat belts, and troopers said none of the injuries was believed to be life threatening. Further information on conditions was not available from the hospital.

Mr. Maladkar was cited for failing to stay in a marked lane, troopers said.

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