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Alcohol and speed believed to be factor in four-car crash

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MONROE, OH (FOX19) -

Police believe that alcohol and speed were factors in a four-vehicle accident in Monroe.

The accident occurred just after 9 p.m Saturday night.

According to reports, David Thomas of Middletown was traveling eastbound in a westbound lane on State Route 63 near the I-75 merger.

Thomas struck a westbound vehicle trying to merge onto interstate 75. After the initial crash, Thomas' vehicle hit another car head-on causing that vehicle to hit a vehicle behind it.

Police say that Thomas was traveling at high speeds when the accident occurred.

Two people were taken to Atrium Hospital and were treated with minor injuries.

Thomas was arrested for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while impaired. He has been charged with OVI and numerous traffic violations.

Thomas is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

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