WILMINGTON — Traffic was blocked for at least a mile on northbound Interstate 71 Monday afternoon due to an accident involving two trucks.
James Stewart, 34, of Columbus, and an unknown passenger were transported by ambulance to Clinton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to on-scene state troopers and Chester Township Fire Chief Richard Erbaugh.
No other injuries were reported.
Troopers said they would cite 36-year-old Jeremy Horsley of Waverly, Ohio with failure to assure clear distance. They said Horsley, driving a white 2011 Ford F-550, allegedly rear-ended a black Ford F-150.
Both vehicles were believed to be in the right lane, headed north. The black Ford was believed to be slowing down to take Exit 49 into Wilmington, according to troopers.
The collision forced the black truck into the shoulder lane and the white truck into a ditch.
Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.
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