Serious Injury Crash in Mercer County
January 26 , 2015-
Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Highway patrol are investigating a two-vehicle serious injury crash. The crash occurred at 3:55 this morning on US 127 at the intersection of of SR 703 in Mercer County. Dale T. Lambeth, 63, of Eaton, Ohio was driving his 2006 Freightliner semi northbound on US 127. An Ohio Department of Transportation worker, Jerry W. Hughes, 56 of Greenville, was in the process of clearing snow from the intersection of US 127 and SR 703 in a snow plow. Mr. Lambeth failed to see Mr. Hughes and collided with him.
Mr. Lambeth was transported to the Coldwater Hospital and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital. The commercial vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was disabled at the scene. Mr. Hughes was uninjured in the crash, but the snow plow he was operating sustained heavy damage to the dump bed and had to be towed form the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Media Release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol