An injury crash occurred at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday on US 30 westbound at Convoy Road.
A 2000 Volvo semi tractor-trailer owned by the University of Northwestern Ohio and driven by Cameron McClellen, 20, of Carrollton, Ky., was westbound on US 30 and was turning right at Convoy Road to go east when he was struck in the rear by another westbound semi, a 1996 Freightliner driven by Joseph Weese, 38, of Carey. Both vehicles came to rest in the driving lane of US 30 westbound.
Weese’s semi sustained heavy damage and he was transported to Van Wert County Hospital, where he was treated and released.
McClellan and two of his passengers, Christopher Curtis, 20, of Lima, and Jesse Carle, 20, of Williamsport, were transported to Van Wert County Hospital, where they were treated and released. Their instructor, Steven Trammell, 53, of Ohio City was not injured.
McClellan and Trammell were wearing their seat belts. Curtis and Carle were sitting in the rear passenger section of the semi cab and there were no seat belts available. The UNOH semi trailer was moderately damaged.
Both semis were towed from the scene. The driving lane of US 30 and Convoy Road was closed to clear the scene.
Weese was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance. He was also wearing his seat belt.
Convoy Fire & EMS personnel, Van Wert EMS, and Brickner’s assisted at the scene.