JACKSON — A total of six people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Route 35 Wednesday morning.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, emergency responders were dispatched to a call of a commercial crash on Route 35 near the Chillicothe Pike exit in Jackson County.
According to the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report, a semi-tractor trailer was being driven westbound on Route 35 by Eric Trotter, 28, of Beaufort, South Carolina. A 2018 transport van owned by Buckeye Community Services of Jackson was also headed west and was being driven by Nichole Mullins, 37, of Jackson.
Mullins’ vehicle was struck in the rear end by the commercial vehicle. Mullins’ van slid off the left side of the roadway into the median while overturning onto its side.
The van had six passengers onboard and all occupants in the van were transported to Holzer Medical Center of Jackson with possible injuries. Trotter was uninjured.
The patrol was assisted on scene by the Ohio Department of Transportation with a lane closure. Also on scene was the Jackson County Emergency Medical Services, Jackson Police Department and Jackson Fire Department.
Both lanes were closed momentarily until one west bound lane was opened.
No impairment of any kind is suspected in this crash, the Patrol reported. Trotter was issued a citation for failing to maintain assured clear distance ahead.