Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Oct. 9 newspaper on Page A2.
JACKSON — A total of three people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Route 93.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, emergency responders were dispatched to a call of a crash on Route 93 just north of The Village of Oak Hill.
According to the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report, a 2010 Chrysler van had pulled out of a private driveway to travel back south on Route 93. In doing so, it pulled into the path of a northbound semi tractor-trailer. The semi struck the van in the driver’s side knocking it off the left side of the roadway and the semi was disabled in the middle of the road.
The driver of the van was a 15-year-old female juvenile from Oak Hill. She sustained incapacitating injuries, while her passenger, 35-year-old Elizabeth Eggers, also of Oak Hill, sustained incapacitating injuries.
Both were taken to Holzer of Jackson by Jackson County EMS. The juvenile was then transferred to a hospital in West Virginia by a medical helicopter. The driver of the semi, Nooh Natik, 25, of Lowell, Massachusetts, sustained possible injuries and was also taken to Holzer Medical Center by Jackson County EMS.
The Patrol was assisted on scene by the Jackson Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Angles Towing Service.
Route 93 was closed in both directions for about one hour. After that, one lane of travel was maintained while the investigating troopers inspected the semi.
No impairment is suspected and all were wearing their safety belts, the Patrol reported. The crash remains under investigation by the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.