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Harrison Co. double fatal truck crash victims identified

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014, 08:19 AM EDT



The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on July 9, 2014 at 7:30 am on US 250, Stock Township, Harrison County.

David F. Allison, age 56, of Jerusalem, Ohio was operating a 1998 Mack truck that was eastbound on US 250.

Charles G. Arbuckle, age 43, of Dennison, Ohio was operating a 2000 Ford F350 pulling a trailer that was hauling a track hoe, and was also eastbound on US 250 behind the Allison vehicle.

A passenger in the 2000 Ford F350 is Jeremy J. Hidey, age 39, of Sherrodsville, Ohio.

The Allison vehicle slowed and started to make a left turn onto SR 646.  The Arbuckle vehicle swerved into the westbound lane striking the Allison vehicle.  Both vehicles slid off the northeast corner of the intersection striking a guard rail.  Both vehicles continued by overturning into Tappan Lake.

Both Arbuckle and his passenger, Hidey were trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.  Allison was transported to Twin City Hospital in Dennison, Ohio with minor injuries.

The investigation is still pending.

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio - Crews worked all day Wednesday to clean up the site of a truck accident in Harrison County that occurred around 7:30 Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of two people and sending another to a hospital.
The two-vehicle crash involved a pickup truck hauling a backhoe and an empty semi-truck. They collided along U.S. 250, right at State Route 646.  
"The semi was making a left turn onto State Route 646," said trooper Ed Weigand of the Ohio State Highway Patrol after eyewitness statements were collected. "As it made its turn, the pickup came up behind it and swung out to avoid the semi, and it went off of the left edge of the roadway into (Tappan Lake)."
It's believed the two people in the pickup were dead when emergency crews arrived on scene. The driver of the empty semi-cab was transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The names of the victims killed in the crash have not yet been released.
As of 3 p.m., after hours of painstaking work, crews were still working to re-open the roadway to traffic, but had removed both the semi and the pickup truck from the water. With heavy equipment on board, it complicated rescue crews attempts to clear the wreckage.
"The one unit was hauling an excavator, and it was on top of the pickup truck that was pulling it and they had to get it off of there over the top of the cab," Weigand said.
An aviation unit was called in to get aerial views of the crash site.

Harrison Co. double fatal truck crash victims identified

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