Multiple Accidents on Dillon Falls Road
Carolyn Fleegle

Multiple Accidents on Dillon Falls Road

by Carolyn Fleegle on November 16, 2010

One accident turned into three Tuesday afternoon for the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol.

Troopers at the scene say a red Camero driven by Clinton Kirkbride of Roseville was headed westbound on Dillon Falls Road, when Kirkbride lost control and struck a fence.

Shortly thereafter a Toyota Rav also headed westbound on Dillon Falls Road went left of center, striking a Ford Fusion, sending the Fusion into the fence, and the Rav into the Camero. Then the final wreck occurred.

"The last crash that we had, it was a chain reaction type of crash. What happened was the driver came up over the knoll, tried to avoid the stopped traffic, and as he swerved he took out a fence and a tree "said Sgt. Jeremy Mendehall.

Mendenhall says situations like this make it tricky for troopers to patrol the roadways.

"We have a full shift, a supervisor and three troopers out covering two counties. When we have a situation like this it ties us all up."

As a result of the wreck, a section of Dillon Falls Road was shut down for about 20 minutes while crews cleared the scene.

One person was sent to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with non life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. Multiple citations are pending as a result of the three wrecks.