Two people were flown to the hospital Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on state Route 7 in the Crown City area, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say.

They say the driver of a southbound car tried to avoid hitting a box truck that has slowed down, causing the driver of the car to swerve into the northbound lane and hit a Jeep Cherokee.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. Friday.

Troopers say a passenger in the southbound car had to be extricated from the vehicle.

State Route 7 was temporarily closed during the accident cleanup and investigation.