CHESHIRE — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has cited a Meigs County EMS first responder for traveling left of center following a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday evening in Cheshire.
According to the responding trooper with the Gallia-Meigs Post of the highway patrol, Alfred Lyons, 49, Pomeroy, was the driver of a Meigs County Emergency Medical Services ambulance and has been cited as the at-fault driver.
Reportedly, the EMS unit, transporting patient John Anderson, 72, of Racine, was traveling southbound on Ohio 7 when, at approximately 7:35 p.m., the driver traveled left of center and struck a Mercury Marquis that was traveling northbound, head-on, near the intersection of Ohio 554.
Anderson was reportedly not in a life or death situation at the time of the crash, according to the trooper, and was being transported from his home to Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis by the EMS unit.
The driver of the Mercury Marquis, Charles Kearns, 75, of Mason, W.Va., as well as his passenger, Eleanor Kearns, 76, Mason, W.Va., were both taken to Holzer Medical Center by Meigs County EMS with moderate injuries.
A Honda minivan that was also traveling northbound directly behind the Mercury Marquis was also struck in the crash.
The driver of that vehicle, Michelle Folmer, 35, Pomeroy, had possible injuries and was taken to Holzer Medical Center by Meigs County EMS, according to the highway patrol.
The trooper further reported that Teresa Johnson, 49, Racine, the passenger in the ambulance and the driver’s fellow first responder, traveled to Pleasant Valley Hospital after the accident with possible injuries.
Lyons, who also had possible injuries, also traveled to Pleasant Valley Hospital as is procedure, according to the trooper.
Reportedly, Ohio 7 was closed for 45 minutes to an hour while crews responded to the crash.