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The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a semi on the CSX crossing on Sycamore Street in Columbus Grove around 6:45 Monday night. Video footage shows the train is unable to stop and hits the semi, just behind the cab - dragging part of the truck around 250 yards down the track, before the train came to a halt.
The driver of the van was heading west, and the semi-tractor was heading north when the crash happened. The driver of the van was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Lima Memorial Health System with unknown injuries. The driver of the semi was uninjured. No names have been released yet, the accident is still under investigation.
Around 4 p.m. first responders were called out to a crash at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and U.S. Highway 30 exit ramp in Beaverdam, where a 4 door sedan struck the underneath of a semi-truck. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol the driver of the sedan was at fault and had to be transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
First responders were called out to the entrance ramp of U.S. 30 west in Beaverdam for a semi that flipped over at around 7 p.m. The crash closed down the entrance ramp as well as U.S. 30 heading west. Injuries are unknown at this time, and the crash is under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the accident happened just after 5 p.m. when a semi tractor-trailer apparently rear-ended an eastbound camper being pulled by a pickup truck. The crash causing the semi to roll over, and causing heavy damage to the camper.
The Allen County EMA and hazmat team called out to a spill along I-75 in Lima today. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a pair of semi's jackknifed near the Fourth Street exit around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The trucks blocked off the southbound lanes and backed up traffic. The crash also resulted in a fuel spill, requiring the Hazmat response. Towing was called in to help move the semis and reopen the highway. There's no word on any serious injuries, this accident remains under investigation.
A semi hauling livestock gets stuck on a set of railroad tracks and is hit by an oncoming train. The accident happened around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon on Road O just off of State Route 65 south of Ottawa. Officials at the scene believe that the semi got stuck on the tracks and that the oncoming train did not have enough time to stop. The driver of the semi was not harmed, but the trailer hauling 29 cows was struck and it is unknown how many of the cows were killed.
A semi fire on Interstate 75 caused miles of backed up traffic this afternoon.
Ohio State Highway Patrol and Bath Township Fire Department responded to a semi-truck on fire at mile marker 131 on I-75 southbound. According to the state highway patrol, the driver noticed smoke coming from under his hood. Officials said he did the right thing by pulling as far off the road as he could and jumping out. The fire engulfed the engine and cab of the truck before being put out. As emergency crews put out the blaze, traffic stopped and backed up a few miles towards Napolean Road.