Published: May 31, 2010 8:47 PM EDT
Updated: May 31, 2010 5:48 PM EDT

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say a car driven by a World War II veteran went off the road and struck five people lined up for a Memorial Day parade.

Authorities say 84-year-old Everett Cole's vehicle rolled over and hit a tree in front of a house in West Chester, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati.

Cole was conscious and talked with emergency personnel as they extracted him from the car. There was no immediate word on the extent of any injuries to him or others.

Police say three of the five injured were taken to hospitals. One of the people struck was identified as a Korean War veteran.

Cole had been assigned to drive a car in the parade Monday morning. The accident delayed the parade's start by 30 minutes.