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OSHP investigating multi-vehicle crash that closed US 30 in Wayne County

Wooster US 30 crash
Posted at 5:19 PM, Dec 18, 2020

WOOSTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a four-vehicle crash that occurred in Wayne County on Friday morning.

Around 7:10 a.m, a 2019 Peterbilt Conventional tractor with a tanker trailer was traveling west on U.S. 30 in Wooster Township when it went off the left side of the road, traveled through the median and struck a 2001 International commercial tractor-trailer traveling east, according to state troopers.

The Peterbilt came to rest off the south side of the roadway while the International overturned and came to a rest on its top. The International was torn to shreds as a result of the crash, troopers said.

Two other vehicles sustained damage from debris thrown by the crash. The drivers of those vehicles were not injured, according to troopers.

As a result of the crash, the driver of the International had to be extricated from the cab of the truck by Wooster Township Fire and EMS, troopers said. That driver was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Peterbilt was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

A few minutes later, a secondary crash occurred at the same location, which resulted in minor injuries to both drivers, troopers said.

U.S. 30 was closed for several hours by the Ohio Department of Transportation to avoid additional crashes from occurring during the cleanup of the numerous vehicles on scene.

The crash remains under investigation and no citations have been issued at this time troopers said.

Troopers remind motorists to pay close attention when passing by crash scenes and said “patience is appreciated when delayed for these types of scenes.”