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Coal truck overturns; driver cited

Published 9:47am Friday, May 10, 2013

A load of coal heading for West Virginia took a detour down the hillside by a U.S. 52 exit early Thursday morning when the tractor-trailer carrying it missed the roadway and overturned.

The accident happened at 6:30 a.m. on the eastbound ramp from State Route 93 to U.S. 52.

Donald R. Nichols, 52, of Jackson, was southbound on State Route 93 when he attempted to turn left to get on the exit to go onto the highway.

“When he made the turn, he lost control of the truck and went off the right side of the road and overturned,” Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Canter said. “He lost about half of the load and had to shovel the rest of it to get the truck turned back over.”

Speed was the major cause of the accident, Canter said. Nichols, who sustained minor injuries, was cited for failure to control. The right side of the cab of the 2002 Mack Truck was also damaged.

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