U.S. 33 for several hours
By Bellefontaine Examiner Staff
Thursday, 02 February 2012
Dennis Wilson, Greenville, suffered minor injuries
Photo by Rick Pitts
Wreckage from a three-vehicle crash about 5:55 p.m. Thursday shut down
U.S. Route 33 between township roads 87 and 89 near Heartland of Indian
Lake for about six hours while debris and vehicles were removed from
Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report
Jon G. Burns, 45, of Mendon, was southeastbound on U.S. 33 when the
tractor-trailer he was operating went left of center and struck a
northwestbound semi driven by Dennis J. Wilson, 55, of Greenville, and
then struck a sport utility vehicle traveling behind the Wilson semi.
After impact, the Wilson semi traveled off the right side of the road
and struck a utility pole. Mr. Wilson was transported for minor
injuries by Indian Lake EMS to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney,
where he was treated and released.
The Burns semi went off the left side of the road and lost a portion of
its load before coming to rest in a field.
The SUV, operated by 42-year-old Jennifer A. Higgins of Van Wert, also
went off the right side of the road and came to rest against a utility
Mr. Burns and Ms. Higgins were not injured.
The semis were carrying loads of pallets and tire rims.
Assisting at the scene were personnel from the Logan County Sheriff’s
Office, Lakeview Fire and Rescue, the patrol’s motor carrier
enforcement unit, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The crash remains under investigation.
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