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A five-vehicle crash resulted in a semi-truck and trailer crashing into a business at the intersection of US Route 42 and Bell Road in Jerome Township.


One victim was transported to Memorial Hospital and three victims were transported to Riverside Methodist with non-life-threatening injuries.


The preliminary investigation has determined a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado truck pulling a boat and trailer while traveling southbound on US Route 42 was driven left of center. A 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck and trailer that was traveling northbound on US Route 42 then crossed the southbound lane and struck a 2016 Lexus sport utility vehicle. Other vehicles that were involved in the crash include a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe that was struck and forced into a 2012 Honda Civic. The 2012 Dodge Ram was pulling a cattle trailer and the truck and trailer crashed into a business known as Buckeye Battery.


Due to the structural damage sustained at the business, it was determined to be unsafe by a building inspector from the Union County Engineer’s Office.


The crash remains under investigation.


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