Updated: Man in serious condition

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash on SR 53, near CR 38, Monday evening, according to State Highway Patrol.

According to a release, Terry Westerman, 34, of Tiffin, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander northbound on SR 53 when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a 1996 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Jeffrey A. Wise, 52, of Tiffin. Wise’s vehicle was forced off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Wise was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was in critical condition this morning and then in serious condition this evening, according to the hospital.