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Semi, van accident sends 1 to hospital

Members of Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services and Ironton Fire Department personnel work to secure an accident victim following a two-vehicle crash, on South Third Street, next to Neal’s Automotive Tuesday

An Ironton man is hospitalized in serious condition at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a two-car accident on South Third Street, Tuesday.

Garland Sharp, 22, of 714 S. 10th St., was taken to the hospital after the 2001 Ford Aerostar van he was driving hit a 2001 Peterbilt semi truck, according to Ironton Police Chief Jim Carey.

Sharp’s car was northbound on South Third as the Peterbilt driven by Brian Carr, 41, of Rutland, was southbound.

“Sharp went left of center into the path of the truck,” Carey said.

Sharp was cited for failure to control. His injuries were listed as “incapacitating,” the police chief said.