Ashland Policeman Escapes Serious Injury After Crash

  • 8/9/2018 11:37:32 AM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - An Ashland Police Officer escaped with only minor injuries after a 3 car crash Wednesday evening.

Ohio Highway Patrol, Ashland Police Division, Ashland Fire Department, and Ashland EMS responded to a three-vehicle accident around 5:23 p.m Wednesday evening at the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and State Route 511.

35-year-old Hayley Deking of Ashland was driving a 2015 GMC Terrain northbound on State Route 511 when she stopped for a stop sign and attempted to cross the intersection at U.S. Route 250, pulling out in front of an Ashland Police Division Officer.

APD Officer Atchison was driving his 2015 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Westbound on U.S. Route 250 when Deking attempted to cross the intersection. Atchison was unable to Deking's GMC Terrain, striking it in the rear of the passenger side.

The Force of the crash caused Deking’s vehicle to spin completely around and crash into a stopped Dodge Caravan owned by 26-year-old John Griffith of Ashland.

Sergeant Stryker of the Ashland Post of the Highway Patrol said “the officer was transported by Ashland EMS to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center with minor injuries." No other injuries were reported.

Deking was cited with failure to yield.

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