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Rear-end chain reaction slows down U.S. 30 Thursday


Traffic slows on U.S. 30 Thursday morning during what Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Roberts called a “rear-end chain reaction” as four cars were involved in a crash after the first car slowed down to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle in the roadway. East Wayne Fire District also responded. No major injuries reported.

DGKN staff report

DALTON  While Dalton police handled a two-vehicle crash involving a semitrailer Thursday morning, Ohio Highway Patrol responded to a separate four-vehicle crash close by that had resulted from a disabled vehicle in the roadway.

Both crashes slowed U.S. 30 during the morning commute as they were cleared and no major injuries were reported.

Dalton Chief Ryan Pearson said two vehicles were traveling west on U.S. 30 and one was a semitrailer attempting to turn north onto state Route 94 at about 7:26 a.m. in the village. The semitrailer driver was straddling the driving lane and the turning lane and the other vehicle tried to turn in the same direction when they collided.

Minor damage was reported to the second vehicle and no injuries were reported.

The semitrailer driver was cited for marked lane violation, Pearson said.

While Dalton Police were on that call, Ohio Highway Patrol handled what Lt. Todd Roberts called a “rear-end chain reaction.”

Roberts said four vehicles were involved in the crash. A vehicle had broken down in the passing lane westbound on U.S. 30. One vehicle slowed to avoid it and the two vehicles behind slowed. A fourth vehicle struck the third which resulted in the chain reaction. The disabled vehicle was not hit.

East Wayne Fire District responded along with towing companies. No one required treatment at the scene or transportation for possible injuries.

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