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Semi Truck And SUV Accident Sends One To C.A.M.C In Critical Condition

By: Phillip Hickman, Erin Pulsanti Email
By: Phillip Hickman, Erin Pulsanti Email

Update 10/11/2010 @ 4:31 p.m.

The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate an early morning crash between a semi truck and Chevrolet Blazer which sent one man to the Charleston Area Medical Center in critical condition.

According to officials the crash happened at approximately 10:20 a.m., Monday.

Officials say a black Chevrolet Blazer, driven by 56 year old Arthur Myers, of Lower Salem, was westbound on Germantown Road at State Route 821. Authorities say Myers failed to yield at a stop sign driving into the path of a semi truck. The semi struck the driver's side of Myers' vehicle.

Myers' was flown to the Charleston Area Medical Center by Med Flight.

The driver of the semi, 43 year old Randal Kiggans of Reno, was not injured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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Updated 10/11/2010 @ 12:17 pm

The Ohio Highway Patrol says the name of the driver of the SUV is Arthur Myers.

He was taken by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with head injuries.

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Updated 10/11/2010 @ 11:57 am

One person has been transported by helicopter to a hospital following Monday morning's two vehicle accident on Ohio State 821 between Whipple and Lower Salem.

Authorities tell WTAP-TV the driver of the SUV ran a stop sign off of Germantown Road and was struck by a truck.

The driver was seriously injured. The truck driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The Lower Salem Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident scene.

We'll continue to pass along additional information as we receive it on WTAP.com, as well as on WTAP at Five and WTAP News at Six.

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Officials are responding to a two vehicle crash in Washington County.

Many details are not known at this point. But, according to Washington County Sheriff's dispatchers do say that the accident happened on Germantown Road off of Route 821 near Devola.

Dispatchers say that atleast one person involved in the accident has suffered serious injuries.

WTAP has a reporter on the way to the accident.

Stay tuned to WTAP.COM and WTAP-TV for further information.


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