Ohio Teenager Dies In Tractor-Trailer Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A teenager is dead after a
tractor-trailer accident in northwest Ohio. According to police, a tractor-trailer struck a van
carrying a family and members of an Ohio girls' high school water
polo team earlier this month. The Henry County Sheriff's Office reports
at around 10 a.m. on August 12, the westbound driver of the van failed
to yield at an intersection on State Rt. 281 and a southbound semitrailer
plowed into the side of the vehicle carrying multiple passengers. The
force of the crash sent both vehicles into a ditch. Five people were critically
injured, and a 19-year-old girl is dead.
According to the sheriff's office, the 19-year-old girl died instantly.
She was a sophomore at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY. The five other
passengers included the 45-year-old driver of the van, a 17-year-old,
a 15-year-old, and two 14-year-olds. The injured passengers were airlifted
to Toledo hospitals, and all are in serious condition. Authorities say
the 23-year-old tractor-trailer driver wasn't hurt. Some of the van’s
passengers were members of Worthington Kilbourne High School water polo
team. The girl who died was a family member and not on the water polo
team. The van was headed from suburban Columbus to an out-of-town tournament
Devastating accidents happen every day on our nation’s roadways.
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