(3-21-22) The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash in Paulding County on Sunday.

Troopers responded to U.S. Highway 24 near County Road 133 at 3:22 a.m. for a report that a driver was driving into oncoming traffic.

The driver, Everett Dickerson (61)of Defiance, was heading east in the westbound lane of US 24, when he hit a semi-truck head on.

Dickerson was taken to Defiance Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

The State Patrol says that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.