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Four accidents in 30 minutes on I-70 Wednesday

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Nine vehicles involed in separate accidents near Quaker City, Old Washington

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio -- Numerous crashes occurred within a half-hour on Interstate 70 westbound in eastern Guernsey County on Wednesday night.

According to the State Highway Patrol, four crashes occurred westbound, one near Quaker City and the three others near Old Washington between 6 to 6:30 p.m. Troopers are saying a combination of a heavy downpour and driver inattention caused the crashes, which resulted in only one serious injury.

Reports say a pick-up truck struck a semi near the Quaker City exit, ejecting one passenger from the pick-up truck. The victim, whose condition was not immediately released, suffered serious injuries.

A short distance westbound, two commercial trucks and a pick-up hit each other near the Old Washington exit. No injuries were reported in that crash.

Three commercial trucks rear-ended each other just west of that accident. Again, no injuries were reported.

Two semis then collided just after passing that crash. A small diesel fuel resulted from that accident. No serious injuries were reported.

The accidents caused numerous delays westbound, with traffic backed-up to the Barnesville exit, at one point. The State Highway Patrol continues to investigate all the incidents. Charges are pending.

Bill Cassler

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