Two people were hospitalized early Monday after a traffic accident along East Midlothian Boulevard near Youngstown's South Side.

Boardman Police are investigating the crash which was reported at around 4 a.m. between Shirley Road and the Interstate 680 Interchange.

Police tell 21 news that an SUV attempting to get onto I-680 was struck by a passing car.

Both cars involved had heavy front-end damage.

One car landed along the eastbound lanes of Midlothian.  The SUV was pushed onto a sidewalk and into a fence.

Two people were taken to Mercy Hospital.  

Police believe the driver of the car was under the influence.