GALLIA COUNTY — The Gallipolis post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle collision which injured two parties Sunday evening.
According to reports, the crash occurred around 8:12 p.m on State Route 160 near County Road 111. The roadway closed as a result of the crash and remained so for roughly two hours. Troopers say they are still investigating the collision.
Julie Greenlee, 42, of Vinton, suffered minor injuries and was driving a 2008 Ford Taurus. She was wearing a seat belt. Lane Fitch, 16, of Bidwell, was driving a 1998 Honda Civic. He was wearing a safety belt and suffered incapacitating injuries.
Fitch was traveling southbound on State Route 160 while Greenlee traveled the opposite direction. Fitch’s vehicle reportedly traveled left of center. Greenlee reportedly struck Fitch’s vehicle on the left side.
Fitch was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
In a separate incident, around 11:30 a.m. Friday roughly a mile south of Addison, a semi hauling liquid asphalt attempted to swerve around a vehicle which had reportedly stopped in front of the truck. The semi connected with trees off the right side of the road. The truck reportedly was part of Red Dog Trucking. The victim’s name was not released as of press time. The driver did not suffer incapacitating injuries and was walking about the crash site.
The tank of liquid asphalt spilled and settled in a pool in a ditch off the side of the road. Troopers are still investigating.
Information on these accidents submitted by the Gallipolis post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.