Two Fatal Semi Truck Accidents In Ohio Last Week
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, a fatal crash shut down State Road 32 in Adams County.
The horrific collision occurred little before 6:00 a.m. on eastbound SR 32 near Portsmouth Road.
A 54-year-old man from Amelia was traveling down the highway when an 18-wheeler failed to stop at a stop sign and turned in front of him, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
The semi truck was being driven by a man from Buford, Georgia when it slammed into the Amelia man’s pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials conducted a thorough investigation of the crash, shutting down the road completely for several hours.
After crews cleaned up, SR 32 was reopened.
Ohio State Police continue to investigate the accident. No official word has come out on whether or not charges will be filed against the truck driver.
The following Sunday, a fatal accident occurred at another Ohio intersection, this time at Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Road.
The accident happened shortly before 3:00p.m. Sunday.
Police say one life and a dog died as a result of the accident.
According to police, a white 2002 Volvo driven by Peter Morris, 85, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and then entered the lane of a semi-truck. The semi then struck Morris’ vehicle on the driver’s side of the car. The semi then overturned and lost the cargo it was carrying.
Morris was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit and the Butler County Coroner’s Office.