CARRYALL TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WFFT) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating two highway crashes involving three commercial vehicles that occurred early Wednesday morning.
At 3:20 a.m., troopers responded to the crashes which they say happened almost simultaneously on U.S. Highway 24 just west of the State Road 49 intersection in Carryall Township, Paulding County.
Investigators say the first crash happened when a semi, driven by 37-year-old Amandeep Singh, of Brampton, Ontario, Canada going westbound on U.S. 24 was trying to pass another semi being driven by 56-year-old by Kenneth Jopp, of Toledo, when Jopp's truck was sideswiped.
Troopers say because of the crash, Singh's truck and trailer came to rest in the grass median and caught on fire.
OSHP says Singh was transported to the Hicksville Hospital for his injuries and Jopp was not injured.
Investigators say a third semi driven by 26-year-old Ravi Saini of Montreal, Quebec, Canada was driving eastbound on U.S. 24 and was slowing down due to the previous crash.
They say Saini swerved to avoid the traffic and then struck debris from the previous crash.
Saini lost control, drove through the median, crossing the westbound lanes of U.S. 24, crashing into fence and a farm field.
Police say Saini was not injured.
U.S. 24 fully reopened on both sided just before 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.
The crash remains under investigation.