Semis collide on US 35

GALLIA COUNTY — A pair of semi tractor trucks collided Wednesday morning as one driver attempted to make an illegal U-turn on US 35, Ohio State Highway Patrol personnel said.

The collision occurred at roughly 5:52 a.m. on US 35 near mile post 12. The westbound lanes were completely closed for roughly four hours as a result of the incident.

Jason Halley, 41, of Crown City, suffered minor injuries while driving a 2006 red Peterbuilt Tractor. Norman Harris, 57, of Indianapolis, suffered no injuries while driving a 2017 brown Kenworth Tractor.

Harris was reportedly traveling west on US 35 and attempted to make an illegal U-turn, according to OSHP information. Halley was traveling west as well and then struck Harris.

Staff Report