DELPHOS — A trucker survived a crash in thick fog Tuesday morning, only to exit his vehicle and be hit by a car.
The Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the accident at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday on Acadia Road, just south of Upperman Road in Van Wert County.
Dennis E. Dick, 60, of Kenton, was stopped northbound on Acadia Road in a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer after he was involved in a previous crash. He walked to the rear of his vehicle and was struck by a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Jacob C. Honigford, 17, of Cloverdale.
Honigford was traveling north on Acadia Road in thick fog. Upon approaching Dick's tractor-trailer, Honigford swerved to the right to avoid it. His car hit Dick as Dick tried to move out of the way.
After striking Dick, Honigford hit a utility pole. Delphos EMS took Honigford to Van Wert County Hospital with minor injuries. Dick was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center, where he was in critical condition. Honigford was wearing his seat belt, and alcohol was not involved.
There were no citations issued in the crash; it was deemed weather-related.
The Van Wert Sheriff’s Office and AA Towing also assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
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