A Bryan teen was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Defiance County.

According to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

At about 3:28 p.m. Friday, Taylor Birkhimer, 17, of Bryan, was driving a 2009 Ford Fusion northbound on Ohio 2, near the intersection with Blosser Road in Farmer Township

Authorities said Birkhimer drove off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and drove off the left side of the roadway, where the vehicle’s right side struck a pole.

She was transported by ambulance to Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville and then taken by Samaritan Life Flight to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with serious injuries. Birkhimer was wearing her seat belt.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Department, Hicksville Police Department, Hicksville EMS, Farmer Township Fire Department and Bob’s Towing Service.

The crash remains under investigation.

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