FREDERICKTOWN — According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a second of inattention caused a truck crash Wednesday at 8:50 a.m. The upset of a loaded gravel truck occurred on Ohio 95, west of McClelland Road, outside of Fredericktown.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver, Robert Chase, 72, New Washington, was eastbound when the right front wheel dropped off the edge of the pavement. The tractor-trailer was pulled off the road, traveling about 200 feet along a steep ditch and hit a culvert that rolled the truck onto its right side.
The 23 1/2 tons of washed stone was spread out along edge of the road and into a field. The right saddle tank was full of diesel fuel. The tank was punctured but members of the Fredericktown Community Volunteer Fire Department were able to contain the spilled fuel.
The patrol said Chase had scrapes on one hand and complained of chest pains. He was taken to Knox Community Hospital by the FCVFD for treatment. He was charged with failure to control.