JACKSON — A two-vehicle crash involving a van and a tractor-trailer sent five people to the hospital with minor injuries last week.
At approximately 11:18 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, emergency responders were dispatched to a call of a crash on Route 35 just west of the Route 93 interchange.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol report, 33-year-old Marcie Bettencourt of Hamden was driving a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van westbound on Route 35. Bettencourt reportedly made an illegal U-turn onto the eastbound lanes of Route 35.
The report detailed that a 2016 Freightliner being driven by 34-year-old Jonathan Moore of Goldsboro, North Carolina, was traveling eastbound and struck Bettencourt’s Chrysler, sending it into the median. The Freightliner traveled off of the left side of the roadway and overturned in the median. The trailer busted open on the top due to the impact, and pallets of laundry detergent in boxes scattered out into the median.
Moore was not injured, however, a total of five occupants in the Chrysler were reportedly transported to the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson for minor injuries.
A lane of Route 35 was shut down for six hours during the investigation and clean-up of the site.
Agencies on scene included the Jackson Fire Department, the Jackson County EMS, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson County EMA, Angle’s Towing, Ron’s Towing and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The crash remains under investigation by the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. No charges have yet been filed, the Patrol reported.