OH-314 Temporarily Closed After Vehicle Crash And Fire

  • 8/6/2018 5:24:11 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

ONTARIO, OH - A vehicle fire caused drivers to reroute from OH-314 near the intersection of Millsboro Road West on Monday afternoon.

One witness captured the moment of the accident on his dashcam. In the clip, a silver 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by 28-year-old Danielle Lux of Mansfield, edged out into the intersection of Millsboro Road West. The van was struck by a tree service truck, which was driven by 42-year-old Brett Woodard of Galion, at which point it was dragged and slammed into a guardrail. After the impact, Woodard's vehicle rolled onto its side, struck a mailbox, and burst into flames.

According to scanner traffic, Woodard was able to escape the burning vehicle on his own. Woodard was transported by Springfield Fire and EMS to Avita Ontario Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Woodard's passenger was treated at the scene and was not transported to the hospital.

Lux was injured by her vehicle's airbag, and transported to Avita Ontario Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The two child passengers in Lux's vehicle did not report any injuries.

Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol are still investigating the accident, but say that drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

All occupants were reportedly wearing seat belts at the time of the incident.

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