UPDATE: Belpre fire chief hurt in 3-vehicle crash; juvenile at fault, troopers say

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 11:15 A.M.

A juvenile driver injured in a three-vehicle crash in Belpre on Sunday will be cited in the accident that also sent Belpre's fire chief and another man to the hospital, authorities said.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the juvenile was driving an SUV that ran a red light while going west on Washington Boulevard at Stone Road. The crash happened about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday.

The SUV hit a fire-department-owned SUV driven by Fire Chief Tony Cronin and then hit another car driven by Edward Lott, 55, of Little Hocking, troopers said.

All three drivers were taken by ambulance to the hospital and treated and released, authorities said.


Belpre Fire Chief Tony Cronin was among three people hurt in a three-vehicle crash on Washington Boulevard Sunday evening, authorities said.

The crash at the intersection with Stone Road in front of the Belpre Fire Department happened about 7:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes.

Mayor Mike Lorentz said Cronin, who was treated at the hospital and then released, was driving a fire-department-own SUV that was hit in the side by another SUV that apparently ran a red light. That SUV then hit another vehicle, Lorentz said.

Additional details about the crash, including the names of the other people involved in the accident or information about their injuries, have not been released.

The Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.



 
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