Patrol: Driver allegedly ran stop sign, caused two-vehicle crash in Madison Twp.

The driver of a 2000 Chevy truck allegedly ran a stop sign Friday afternoon at the corner of Keister and Germantown roads causing a two-vehicle crash. The truck hit a mailbox, telephone phone and a tree. Two people in the truck went transported to area hospitals. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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The driver of a 2000 Chevy truck allegedly ran a stop sign Friday afternoon at the corner of Keister and Germantown roads causing a two-vehicle crash. The truck hit a mailbox, telephone phone and a tree. Two people in the truck went transported to area hospitals. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Two people were transported to area hospitals following a crash Friday afternoon at Germantown and Keister roads in Madison Twp.

Zachary Beard, 29, of Middletown, allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection while driving a 2000 Chevy truck and collided with a 2008 silver Hyundai, according to the crash report from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

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Beard was transported by JEMS to Atrium Medical Center, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital official.

Keith Bolton, 29, of Middletown, a backseat passenger in the truck, was flown by Air Care to UC Medical Center. He was not listed as a patient there on Monday, an official said.

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After Beard allegedly ran the stop sign, his truck continued traveling on Keister Road, where it hit a mailbox and a telephone pole and eventually stopped about 100 yards away when it hit a tree in a ditch, the report read. Several long skid marks were visible on the road.

Three other people injured in the crash refused treatment, said Kent Hall, Madison Twp. fire chief.

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