The wreckage along U.S. 50 following a six vehicle wreck near RP Lumber. Photo by Tim Ferguson.
A car and UPS truck were two of the vehicles in the crash. Photo by Tim Ferguson.
A damaged SUV from the crash. Photo by Tim Ferguson.
State Police have released limited information on a six vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. 50 just east of Westline Road in rural Odin just after 11 Monday morning. Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
Reports indicate the driver of one of the two semi's involved in the crash, 27-year-old Daniel Crane of Kell, has been ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Other vehicles involved included a Trailblazer driven by a 31-year-old Sandoval woman, an SUV driven by an 18-year-old Salem man, a UPS truck driven by a 31-year-old Kell man, a car driven by a 71-year-old Odin man, and a semi driven by a 28-year-old Jacksonville man.
State Police say exact details of how the collision occurred is still under investigation.
Two of the drivers, the 71-year-old Odin man and 28-year-old Jacksonville man, along with a passenger in the Trailblazer driven by the Sandoval woman, were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
The crash closed U.S. 50 to traffic between the Selmaville Road and Odin for nearly seven hours, when one way traffic was restored. The highway completely reopened after seven Monday night.
A large number of emergency responders were on hand to assist. In addition to State Police, the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Odin Fire and Police, Salem Fire and Police, Marion County ESDA, Salem Emergency Management Agency, Sandoval Fire EMS, and Marion County EMS were all called to the scene.
The two semis involved in the crash end up crunched together. Photo by Tim Ferguson.
A garden lawnmower that came loose from a trailer ends up underneath the Beelman semi. Photo by Tim Ferguson.