MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Fire Department rescued an injured driver trapped in her car after a two-vehicle wreck on Ohio 586 south of Murray Road around 7:40 this morning.
Andrea Bower, 21, of Martinsburg was transported by the MVFD squad. Her parents, Charles and Denise, who arrived at the scene shortly after being called by a passerby who stopped to help, said their daughter suffered cuts in the accident.
Denise said Andrea was driving home to Martinsburg south on Ohio 586 from Mount Vernon. “She said the truck was swerving,” Denise said.
Charles approached the young driver of the box truck, who was not injured. Michael Gillard, 20, of Zanesville was charged with driving left of center according to Trooper Megan Ferguson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Gillard, a driver for Lepi Enterprise, told the trooper the truck carried a load of equipment. He had one passenger in the truck. “It all happened real fast,” Gillard told Charles Bower.
MVFD Assistant Chief Chris Menapace said his department’s engine company removed the door from the compact car to extricate Andrea, and used a suppression line on the vehicle.
The box truck was uprighted and towed by flat bed wrecker later this morning.