At 8:41 p.m. Monday evening, reports of a pedestrian and vehicle making contact came into Gallia County 911. Lawrence Lamm, 25, of Gallipolis, allegedly walked into southbound traffic on State Route 7 in front of Bob Evans Restaurant in Gallipolis, hitting the vehicle of Paul Martin, 82, of Gallipolis Ferry, according to Lt. B.L. Call of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Gallipolis Police Department responded to the scene assisting OSHP personnel and Gallia County EMS. According to the nature of the accident, Lamm was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. for treatment. OSHP is handling the report, which is still under investigation at this time. According to Lt. Call, Martin was not impaired, and was not charged with any violations on scene.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a Gallia County Sheriff’s Deputy entered into a pursuit with another vehicle from the Village of Centerville traveling eastbound on U.S. 35, according to Gallia County 911. The pursuit was allegedly initiated for excessive speed and passing on a double yellow line in the village, and the operator failing to stop, according to initial reports into Gallia County 911. The individual was eventually taken into custody, and the sheriff’s office was still processing details about this incident at press time. OSHP also assisted in this call, laying stop sticks on U.S. 35 near Ohio 850, according to Lt. Call.