Two Semi Crashes on US 35 in Jackson County

posted by Kevin Coleman -

The Highway Patrol has news on two overnight crashes involving semis on US 35 in Jackson County.


The Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported an injury crash on US 35 at McCarty Lane, in Jackson County at approximately 5:18 A.M.


Cynthia Lewis, 53 of Beaver, Ohio, failed to yield her 2007 Hyundai Sonota when changing lanes on U.S. 35 westbound at McCarty Lane.  


A 2016 Freightliner, driven by Mark Sunafrank, 58, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio struck the right side of the Hyundai when Lewis attempted to turn from the left lane onto McCarty Lane into the path of  Sunafrank’s commercial motor vehicle.  Sunafrank then traveled off the right side of the roadway into a ditch.  


Both drivers were transported by EMS to Holzer Medical Center in Jackson with non-life threatening injuries.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on the scene by the Ohio Department of Transportation, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County EMS/fire personnel, and Ron’s Towing.  


An injury crash on US 35 near State Route 32 in Jackson County at approximately 9:48 P.M. led to U.S. 35 shut down in both directions for approximately one hour due to an injury crash involving two vehicles, sending one occupant to the hospital.  


U.S. 35 was later opened to one lane westbound while the eastbound lanes were diverted to State Route 32 as a detour.


Nayan Bhakta, 27, of Hillsboro failed to yield his 2016 Honda Odyssey to oncoming traffic of U.S. 35 westbound, traveling into the lane of a 2007 Volvo C70 semi truck driven by Milos Nikolic, 32, of Quincy, Massachusetts.  


Nikolic attempted to avoid Bhatka and took evasive before overturning into the median causing debris to be scattered across the roadway.  Nikolic was mechanically extracted from the commercial vehicle then transported by EMS to Holzer Medical Center in Jackson with non-life threatening injuries.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on the scene by the Ohio Department of Transportation, Jackson County EMS/fire personnel, Angles and Ron’s Towing.  

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