An Ohio man was killed and a home was destroyed in Polk, Ohio Tuesday afternoon, after a semitrailer driven by a North Wales man collided with a flatbed truck at an intersection.
Three people were injured in the crash at Ohio 302 and U.S. 42.
According to the Mansfield News Journal, James P. Dutton, 49, of Neshaminy Falls Circle in Montgomery Township, was pulled to safety by bystanders following the crash.
Killed in the accident was Detin R. Moore, 27, of Norwich, Ohio. Moore’s flatbed Ford truck collided with Dutton’s semi at the intersection, according to the article.
Moore’s two passengers — Kaeleb J. Ansel, 37, of Cambridge, Ohio, and Mark A. Hilderbrand Jr., 24, of Freeport were injured, according to the article.
Dutton, Ansela nd Hilderbrand Jr. were transported to Ashland Samaritan Hospital and then Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the article.
Ohio Highway Patrol at Ashland said Moore entered the intersection in the path of Dutton’s semitrailer. Both vehicles traveled off the east side of U.S. 42 and struck a home owned by Gloria Ickes at 347 U.S. 42, according to the article. Ickes was in her kitchen at the time of the crash.
Ashland County Sheriff Captain Carl Richert told the News Journal that the flatbed was pulling a 20- to 24-foot gooseneck trailer and was east on Ohio 302.
The flatbed spun around from the collision and struck the house backward; the semitrailer took out a 24-inch-diameter maple tree, according to the article.
The crash caused several explosions and brought down power lines, according to the article. A fiber optic line was cut, interrupting 9-1-1 service for the area.
The intersection is notorious for serious, and sometimes fatal, accidents.
According to the article, a motorcyclist recently died at the scene after failing to stop at a stop sign.
Speed bumps have been installed and LED blinking lights were installed on stop signs, according to the article.