Friday Night Accident on 598SR 598 south of Crestline Rd. Chelsey Brady, age 19, Galion OH was southbound on SR 598, in a 2006 Ford Ranger. Rodney Barker, age 39, Galion OH, was northbound on SR 598 in a 2011 Peterbilt semi. Brady lost control on the snow covered roadway and went left of center, striking the diesel tank on Barker’s semi. Barker stopped the semi along the side of the roadway. Brady came to rest in the roadway facing west in the northbound lane. No injuries were reported at the scene. Jefferson Township Fire Department and ODOT were on scene to contain the fuel spill, using oil dry and sand to absorb the diesel fuel. K&D was called to the scene to clean up the hazardous material. Crawford County EMA Director, Tim Flock, was on scene to oversee the clean up.
Brady’s vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene by Fairprice Towing. Barker’s semi was towed from the scene by Ronk’s towing. Brady was issued a citation fro failure to control. The clean up took several hours and traffic was detoured.