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Collision causes traffic back-up along Ohio 7 near Aetnaville

Traffic was stalled around the lunchtime hour after a two-truck accident in Belmont County. The crash took place along Ohio 7 southbound in Aetnaville just before noon.

Traffic was stalled around the lunchtime hour after a two-truck accident in Belmont County.

The crash took place along Ohio 7 southbound in Aetnaville just before noon.

Traffic was backed up significantly.

Bridgeport Police Chief Andy Klotz says a newspaper delivery truck and a garbage truck collided.

"A witness says that a vehicle had pulled out of the North Lincoln Avenue exit and had cut off the blue box truck, which forced him over into the passing lane. When he was forced into the passing lane, he actually struck this white box truck behind us, which pushed the white box truck into the impact barrier in the median," Klotz said.

Klotz says both vehicles were leaking diesel fuel.

The Belmont County Emergency Management Agency was called in to clean up the spill.

One person was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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