JACKSON — A total of three different vehicles collided on State Route 93 on Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, emergency personnel were dispatched to a crash on State Route 93 near milepost 9 in Jackson County. Troopers arrived at the scene at 3:25 p.m.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s report, Justin Tucker, 33, of Oak Hill, was driving a 2019 Ford Escape southbound on SR 93 behind a 2010 Honda Pilot, which was being driven by Kari Yates, 29, of Jackson.
The Honda Pilot slowed to turn right into a private drive and was struck in the rear by the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape deflected off the Honda Pilot into the northbound lane, where it was struck by a 2015 Peterbilt septic truck that had been traveling northbound.
The Ford Escape then traveled off the east side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, and overturned. The Peterbilt was being driven by James Long, 62, of Oak Hill.
The extent of injuries was unverified, however, all three drivers were treated at the scene by Jackson County EMS and are suspected to have sustained minor injuries. There were no passengers in the any of the vehicles.
Agencies assisting at the scene included the Oak Hill Police Department, Jackson Fire Department, and Jackson County EMS.
The Patrol reported that serious injuries were likely prevented in this incident by the use of safety belts by all three drivers. The Patrol reminds motorists to always buckle up.