Two people were injured in a three vehicle crash that occurred early this morning on I-75 in Hancock County.
According to a release from the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Patrol, a semi being operated by 51 year old Anthony Breitner, of Dundee, Michigan, struck the rear of a box truck being operated south on 75 by 54 year old Robert Pasho, of Shelby Township, Michigan.
The box detached from the frame of the vehicle and the cargo was thrown across the southbound lanes of the interstate. The debris was struck by a semi being operated by Dana Widener, of Rossburg, Ohio.
Pasho and Breitner were taken by Hanco EMS to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Widener was not injured.
All drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Hanco EMS and Allen Township Fire Department assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol on the scene.
Ed’s Towing and Minich’s Towing removed the vehicles from the roadway which was closed for about two hours before they could open one lane to vehicle traffic.
All lanes were cleared and traffic resumed around 10:30 this morning.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.