JACKSON — Two adults were seriously injured Tuesday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Chillicothe Pike between Simpson Road and Sunnydale Road.
At approximately 5:44 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, emergency responders were dispatched to a call of a crash near the driveway of the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Dispatchers at the post heard the crash occur and immediately summoned troopers to the scene. There were no troopers at the post at the time of the crash, but one was nearby and arrived soon after it happened.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol report, a 2010 Lincoln driven by 39-year-old Jerrod Morris, of Jackson, was traveling northbound on Chillicothe Pike when it went off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. This caused the vehicle to overturn, go back off the right side of the road where it struck a ditch, then overturn back onto it wheels.
A passenger, 31-year-old Brittany Blessing of Hamden, was reportedly ejected from the vehicle.
The report detailed that both occupants sustained visible and possibly serious injuries in the crash. Emergency medical helicopters took both individuals to Saint Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W. Va.
Other agencies on scene included the Jackson Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Angles Wrecker Service.
The crash remains under investigation by the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. No charges have yet been filed, the Patrol reported.
Chillicothe Pike was closed for a period of time until the scene was processed and cleaned up.
While the scene was being processed, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office arrested an individual for driving impaired and failing to stop for them. That individual reportedly drove into the scene of the crash where emergency personnel were working.