One injured, power restored after crash in Lansing
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio —
A multi-vehicle accident in Lansing caused a chain reaction of events on Tuesday morning.
Multiple vehicles collided here on U.S. 40, sending one of the tires into this yard, hitting a gas meter, and startling the man who lives here.
"I was sitting in my living room watching TV,” resident Chris Joiner said. “And I heard this loud thud and a crash, and I'm like, ‘what in the world was that?’"
Joiner made his way outside to find three vehicles involved in a crash. One person was cited for going left of center.
"A passenger vehicle pick-up truck struck a coal truck and another passenger vehicle," Wolfhurst Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Roberts said.
Wolfhurst and Brookside Fire departments, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, were on scene directing traffic and cleaning up the crash.
"I was just like, ‘oh my goodness,’ and I didn’t even notice the wheel sitting here by my gas meter till I came out to investigate," Joiner said.
"I couldn't smell the gas at first until Columbia Gas got here. They checked it and sure enough there was gas leaking out of it."
Crews worked to fix the gas leak, while across the street, power lines were down.
"AEP was quick to show up,” Roberts said. “They've reset the line; it's good."
One person was injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital.