Names Released in Fatal Accident
Nichole Hannahs

Names Released in Fatal Accident

by Nichole Hannahs on June 24, 2010

One person is dead and both lanes of Interstate 70 westbound closed following a crash Wednesday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 2:30 in Guernsey County, six miles east of Cambridge.

According to the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, a Hartwig Transit Semi-Truck, traveling east, driven by 48-year-old Mark Kohler, of New Paris, Pa, went across the median and struck a Toyota Tacoma driven by 48-year-old Thomas Quarles of Indianapolis, Indiana, who was traveling west.

Quarles was killed in the accident. A passenger in the vehicle, Roger Jones was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus by Medflight.

The Ohio Department of Transportation had to reroute traffic off I-70 for an extended time while the scene was cleared.

The truck driver, Kohler, was taken to Southeast Ohio Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.