(3-16-22) The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a 2-vehicle crash where two people were seriously injured on Wednesday afternoon just before 1:30 pm at the intersection of State Routes 219 and 49.

A Federal Express Truck driven by Ryan Plough (33) of Liberty, Indiana was eastbound on 219, approaching a stop sign at SR 49. A semi driven by Mark Knapke (66) of Fort Recovery was hauling an empty feed tanker trailer, as he began to pass the intersection the Federal Express truck failed to yield.

Plough and Knapke both sustained serious injuries. Knapke was taken to Mercer Health for treatment. Plough was taken from the scene by Lutheran Air.

The crash remains under investigation.