According to local news reports, the Ohio Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a fatal truck accident in Woodville around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning near U.S. 20 near Lime Road. Ohio Highway Patrol detail that the fatal truck accident involved a pickup truck and a semi truck. Local reports expressed that the accident occurred when a 27-year-old motorist driving a Chevy Avalanche crossed over the center line of the highway while traveling west of U.S. 20. As a result, the Avalanche struck an oncoming semi, head-on. The man driving the Chevy truck was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining fatal injuries in the truck accident.
The driver of the semi, a 48-year-old man from Belleville, WV, sustained only minor injuries in the truck accident and was not transported to the hospital following the crash. Reports detailed that both drivers were wearing safety belts at the time of the fatal truck accident. Police also expressed that alcohol is not being ruled out in this truck accident case, but the investigation in still pending. Police did say that the driver that caused the accident was in fact speeding.
Following the truck accident, the highway was closed for several hours as emergency crews and workers attempted to clean up and investigate the scene. The semi truck involved in the crash was transporting diesel fuel, according to reports. No criminal charges have been filed in this case thus far.
Source: ABC 13 “Fatal accident on U.S. 20 in Woodville” 2/8/2011