Two Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-71 in Mount Gilead, OH

January 21, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Life-threatening injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Disabled vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck, forcing both vehicles off the road, one hitting a tree

Victims Transported To
Grant Hospital, OSU Hospital

What Happened

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that injured two drivers on I-71 in Mount Gilead, OH on January 21st, 2019. Police say the accident occurred when a disabled vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck. The impact pushed both vehicles off the road, the semi-truck hitting a tree in the process. Both drivers were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

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