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3 taken to hospital following crash in Ashland County

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials believe that neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash.
Credit: 10TV WBNS

ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a crash in Ashland County sent three people to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. 

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OSHP officials say the crash happened around 1:43 p.m. on I-71 North near milepost 188 when a semi and trailer were disabled on the right berm. 

A 2019 Ford F-350 commercial service truck was repairing the disabled semi and attempted to block the right lane of I-71. 

The driver of the disabled semi was outside of the vehicle and was attempting to disconnect the truck and trailer. A 2015 box truck driving in the right lane struck the rear of the service truck, which then hit the driver.

The passenger of the box truck and the driver of the service truck were taken to Ashland UH Samaritan Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the disabled semi was taken to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital with serious injuries. 

Officials believe that neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Ashland Fire Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation at the scene. I-71 North remained closed for approximately two hours following the crash. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on March 16, 2023, in an unrelated story. 

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