US Route 42 in Union County was closed on the morning of Wednesday, October 10 as the Union County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies investigated an injury crash.
On Wednesday, October 10 at approximately 6am, the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting an injury crash at the intersection of US Route 42 and Jerome Road.
Union County Deputies and units from the Jerome Township Fire Department responded to the scene and found a 2013 Ford F-150 pick up truck that had been struck by a 2007 Kenworth semi. According to deputies, the semi traveled off of the road and into a retention pond and became submerged.
Additional emergency units from Marysville Fire Department, the Washington Township Fire Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
Police say that the driver of the semi was able to crawl on top of the cab and was rescued using a boat from the Marysville Fire Department.
Union County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver of the semi as Randy C. Mayabb, 52, of London. The driver of the Ford was identified as Chad Carr, 46, of Dublin. They were both transported to Dublin Methodist Hospital.
Investigators say that preliminary investigation shows that the Ford F-150 driven by Carr was traveling westbound on Jerome Road and did not yield at the stop sign at US Route 42 when it was struck by the northbound semi.
Police report that the semi began to leak diesel fuel into the retention pond and the Union County Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were called to the scene.
US Route 42 was closed from approximately 6:10am until 8:40am while the crash scene was cleared.
The crash remains under investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.