WAPAKONETA — A Delphos truck driver was flown to a Toledo hospital with serious injuries Monday morning after a commercial semi-truck pulled in front of his dump truck on U.S. 33 at Interstate 75.
Traffic was rerouted around the accident scene for approximately 2 1/2 hours.
According to a news release from the Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it happened at 9:50 a.m. Monday on U.S. 33 at Interstate 75.
A dump truck from Hirschfield Enterprises, of Lima, was eastbound on U.S. 33, while a Continental semi was coming off the exit ramp and pulled out in front of the dump truck.
Joseph P. Menster, 54, of Delphos was the driver of the dump truck. He was taken by LifeFlight to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo with serious injuries. He was trapped in the wreckage for about an hour.
The collision resulted with the semi-truck rolling over on its side. The semi was operated by Robert A. Eshelman, 52, of New Carlisle. Eshelman was not hurt.
The Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office will investigate possible charges against the semi driver.
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