Monday, January 26th, 2015
U.S. 127 crash
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard
A semi driver is being treated for serious injuries after his truck ran head-on into an Ohio Department of Transportation snowplow just before 4 a.m. today at the intersection of U.S. 127 and state Route 703, according to the State Highway Patrol. Dale T. Lambeth, 63, Eaton, was driving his 2006 Freightliner northbound on U.S. 127 when he failed to see the plow, driven by Jerry W. Hughes, 56, Greenville, clearing snow from the intersection. The collision caused heavy front-end damage to Lambeth's vehicle, patrol reports said. Lambeth was transported to Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital. Hughes was not injured, reports show. The roadway was shut down until 9:40 a.m. to remove the vehicles. The crash remains under investigation.