The driver of a semi-truck involved in an injury crash was treated and released as of Monday afternoon, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver, Kenneth Hinzman, 49, of Newark, was transported by Mechanicsburg EMS to Mercy Memorial Hospital following the crash at 11756 E. state Route 29.
At 10:32 a.m. Monday, the Champaign Countywide Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a semi-truck that went off the roadway and rolled over striking two utility boxes and shirring off a telephone pole.
Mechanicsburg Fire and EMS along with Champaign County sheriff deputies responded to the location.
At the scene, Mechanicsburg Fire personnel had to pull the driver out of the wrecked cab.
The semi was a 2007 International with trailer owned by Hill Trucking of Granville.
Hinzman advised that another vehicle had passed him and cut him off while the semi was traveling westbound at the time and proceeded to go off the right side of the roadway edge striking a utility box and mail box.
Hinzman then over-corrected sending the semi on its side, crossing over into the eastbound lane of traffic and continuing off the roadway striking a telephone pole and the second utility box.
The semi sustained heavy damage to both cab and trailer.
Emergency crews were assisted by Pioneer Electric, USIC, Maine’s Towing and Recovery along with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Hinzman was cited for failure to control.