KERR — Following a serious single-vehicle crash in Springfield Township on Wednesday evening, a local man is in custody with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.
Paul Thacker, 60, of Thurman, the driver of a silver Chevrolet Trail Blazer that reportedly lost control and crashed along Kerr Road at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, is now facing charges of failure to control and drug possession following the incident. Thacker is also reportedly facing a felony indictment for assault and had a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest.
According to Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, Thacker was arrested Thursday evening by sheriff’s deputies following his release from Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Gallia County 911 dispatchers reported on Thursday that units were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash with entrapment at approximately 10:17 p.m. on Wednesday.
Responding to the scene were Gallia County EMS and Rescue, deputies with the sheriff’s office and the District 12 Fire Department. Volunteers with the Rio Grande Fire Department were also called to the scene to assist.
The driver, who was later identified as Thacker, had reportedly lost control of the vehicle, with the SUV landing on its top along Kerr Road.
Thacker was reportedly extricated successfully from the vehicle at approximately 10:54 p.m. and was subsequently transported to the Holzer Medical Center emergency room. He was later transported via EMS to Cabell Huntington Hospital for further treatment.
According to dispatchers, deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, who investigated this incident, were reportedly the last units on scene, clearing at approximately 1:25 a.m. following the crash.
Further information on this case will be released as it is made available by officials with the sheriff’s office.