Rollover crash traps man in truck
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio —
A rollover accident in Jefferson County trapped a man inside his truck for hours as crews worked to free him.
This happened along county road two just outside of Yorkville. Officials say the original call came in as a truck that was rolled over and abandoned, but when they got to the site of the crash quickly realized there was someone trapped inside.
The accident happened just after 8 o’clock this morning around a bend of County Road 2 in Jefferson County.
Firefighters from several area fire departments used tools to free the man from the truck.
Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say the man was driving westbound down the hill when he lost control on the curb, with the truck landing on its side spilling gravel onto the roadway.
It took over two hours to get the man out of the truck and medical attention.
“It looks like speed was a factor,” Lt. Joe Fetty said. “There's a pretty good set of scuffs down the road there, so we're going to be looking into that. We have the motor carrier inspector here to take a look at the truck and its operability to make sure that you know all the breaks were working and everything is in good repair at the time of the crash."
It's not known if the man was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. He was taken by ambulance and then flown to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
That section of County Road 2 was closed for a portion of the morning for clean-up.