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30,000 pounds of baked goods lost, minor injuries in semi rollover

Zoe Greszler • Sep 10, 2017 at 9:26 PM

BELLEVUE — A man was injured and 30,000 pounds of baked goods were lost after a semi lost control, causing a rollover accident around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Bellevue.

John Batter, of New York, was transporting New Horizons Baking goods to McDonald’s restaurants in Texas.

He was travelling southbound on Ohio 4, between Ohio 547 and Seel Road, when he clipped the side of the road, causing him to lose control, according to troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol. Batter tried to regain control but eventually went off the west side of the road, clipping an electric pole and overturning the semi. Wires were on and around the vehicle.

Batter, who was cited with failure to control, received only minor leg injuries and was transported to a hospital but troopers said he was walking around the hospital after the accident and is expected to be OK.

The road was closed until about 8 a.m. the next morning. 

The food truck’s 30,000-pound frozen goods shipment was pitched, troopers said. No drugs, alcohol or other distractions were involved in the accident. 

Ohio Edison handled utility issues.

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