Crash between pickup, tractor-trailer in Champion Twp. sends victims to hospital

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The crash involved a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer

CHAMPION TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A driver, passenger and two children were taken to the hospital after a crash between a pickup truck and tractor-trailer in Champion Township.

It happened around 1 p.m. at US-422 at Anderson Anthony Road.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Brandon King, of Leavittsburg, was southbound on Anderson Anthony Road in a 2005 Dodge Ram truck when he failed to yield crossing over US-422.

The truck collided with a tractor-trailer driven by 59-year-old Joseph Bibbs, of Hermitage.

The tractor-trailer was carrying a 36,000-pound steel slab.

The slab ended up on the road and wedged against King’s vehicle off the side of the road.

Rescuers walked onto the slab to reach the four people inside.

King and two children were taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in King’s vehicle, 21-year-old Hope Grabil, was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown with serious injuries.

Bibbs was not injured, according to troopers.

Crews were working to clean up the area.

The east lanes of Route 422 were closed for over an hour in the area.

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