Three People Injured in Work Zone Tractor Trailer Crash in Ohio

Three people where hurt when a tractor trailer failed to stop in a construction zone on Interstate 71 in Ohio.A multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer in a work zone on Interstate 71 in Ohio sent three people to the hospital on July 5.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol told the Middletown Journal that they are still investigating the cause of the accident that occurred around 7:50 p.m. in Lebanon at the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge.

According to the news source, a 2005 Peterbilt 18-wheeler being driven by 52-year-old John Jordan of Indiana was traveling south on the interstate when the driver failed to stop for traffic ahead of him that had slowed through a construction zone. The tractor trailer then reportedly hit a 2004 Saturn and two other vehicles, a 2009 Dodge Caliber and a 2002 Nissan Altima.

The drivers of all three vehicles were injured in the collision, including 30-year-old Marisa Valentine, who was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Emergency crews had to shut down the highway for about two hours while they cleared the wreckage.

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that there were 5,038 work zone accidents that resulted in 10 fatalities in the state in 2010.