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Tractor-trailer rolls into ditch after collision

By Michael Harrington • Updated Feb 7, 2018 at 10:28 PM

GROTON TWP. — A SUV and a tractor-trailer were were involved in a head on collision Tuesday just outside Bellevue on Ohio 4 between Ohio 113 and Strecker Road.

At about 1:30 p.m., a Mercury Mariner was traveling north when it veered left of center and struck a truck driving south down Ohio 4, Ohio State Highway patrol Sgt. Joe Wentworth said.

After the collision, the truck went off the right side of the road and rolled into a ditch while the SUV rolled into the ditch on the opposite side.

“There was water in the ditch and the driver had to be cut out of the vehicle by the fire department,” Wentworth said.

Emergency responders transported the SUV’s driver to Firelands Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The truck’s driver wasn’t injured in the crash, but his vehicle sustained severe damage, including a mangled front end.

Patrol officers are still investigating the crash, but the SUV’s driver will be cited for veering left of center when they’re released from the hospital, Wentworth said.

Traffic was backed up along the Ohio 4 as emergency responders and road crews cleared the scene. The stretch of road was reopened by 7:15 p.m.


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