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One dead, two injured in Ohio I-70 semi-truck accident

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

Police are investigating a fatal big rig crash that occurred on I-70 near Cambridge, Ohio.
Allegedly, the wreck occurred on June 23 at approximately 2:17 p.m. when an eastbound semi truck crossed the median line and struck a westbound Toyota pick-up truck.
The 18-wheeler jack-knifed after crossing the median and hit the Toyota head-on. Both vehicles slid off the north side of the highway and came to rest in a ditch.

The Toyota was severely damaged. The two occupants of the passenger vehicle had to be extricated from the pick-up by mechanical means. The driver of the Toyota, Thoams Quarles, 48, of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 52-year-old Roger Jones, also of Indianapolis, was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for treatment of serious injuries.
The driver of the commercial truck, 48-year-old Mark Kohler, was taken to Southeast Ohio Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. His tractor-trailer was towed from the scene.
The cause of the truck accident is under investigation.

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