Names and Conditons Released from 3 Vehicle Crash

by Katie McGraw on July 1, 2013 at 4:22 am

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the names and conditions of the victims in Sunday’s three car injury accident.

Troopers report the green Chevy Silverado truck, that was connected to a camper trailer, was driven by Joseph Gerger, of Madison Ohio. He was not injured.The Highway Patrol says  Gerger came through the intersection at US Route 22 and State Route 345, and lost control of his vehicle, as he attempted to stop at the stop sign. The truck and  camper jack-knifed, traveled onto US 22, into the path of two motorcyclists.

Lt. Matt Boyd says the first of these motorcycles was a 2013 Harley Davidson and was driven by,  55 year old Mary Tustin, of Newport Ohio. She traveled through the side of the camper. Tustin was transported to OSU Medical Center in Columbus by medflight. She is listed as in very critical condition with serious injuries. The second motorcycle was a 2007 Harley Davidson driven by, 61 year old Patsy Goddard, she was able to lay her bike down prior to striking the camper. Goddard was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was treated, and released.

There were two 13 year old girls, that were riding in the camper at the time of the crash, and were freed from the camper debris by passing motorists. They were sent to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital and both have been released.

The accident caused Maysville Pike to be closed for several hours, until the debris could be cleared from the roadway. Highway Patrol was assisted by Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, Newton Township Fire, and Community Ambulence. The accident remains under investigation.