The Ohio State Highway Patrol is now investigating two crashes involving commercial truck vehicles out of the Van Wert Post on October 21. Nestled in Paulding County, technically on the Indiana State line, Troopers arrived at the initial crash, which involved two big rigs. The crash happened on US 24 near SR 49. The emergency call came after three in the morning, where the two semis collided after one attempted to pass the other.
Both semi-trucks were heading west. However, the big rig in the back attempted to pass the first semi-truck but instead sideswiped it. When the first commercial vehicle was sideswiped by the other semi-truck, it left the roadway and caught fire. The other commercial vehicle driver pulled over immediately. The quick contact with emergency services and how quickly emergency services were on scene made a substantial difference for the victim in this crash. The driver of the big rig that caught fire was taken to a hospital but did not appear to be in a life-threatening condition.
The other driver involved sustained no injuries. However, this accident caused another accident in the eastbound Lanes of US 24. Another semi-truck, eastbound this time, was slowing down due to stopped traffic from the first collision. He attempted to avoid the traffic but struck debris calls from the first collision and lost control. This truck driver drove through the median and drove across the other side of the roadway before finally crashing into a fence.
Clean-up took hours, but two of the three truck drivers are okay and did not need medical attention. Ohio State Patrol does have temporary road signs up to redirect traffic while the roads are cleaned and repaired. It is rare for three commercial trucks to be involved in two separate accidents within a very short time.
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