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Crash closes U.S. 33 for several hours

Bellefontaine Examiner...
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 the scene.

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 pole.

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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