GREENE – Two people were seriously injured late yesterday morning when their vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Both passenger and driver were ejected.
Jesse Ehlers, 24, of Greene, was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler southbound on county Road 2 in the Town of Smithville when – heading into a curve near its juncture with Ott Road – the vehicle left the roadway, striking an embankment and a tree. The force of the impact caused both Ehlers and his passenger, Makayla M. Heisler, 19, of Greene, to be ejected from the vehicle. Neither driver nor passenger were wearing seatbelts, according to authorities.