Rollover Accidents Result in Injuries

TEMPERANCEVILLE – Two men were transported to Ohio Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries after their Ford F250 rolled on Ohio 379 at about 5:55 p.m. Saturday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Bryan McFarland said the occupants – driver Randall Sones of Wesson, Miss., and passenger Scott Potter of Sebring, Ohio, who both are gas and oil workers – were temporarily trapped in the pick-up truck that also caught on fire. The accident occurred in Temperanceville, which is located outside of Barnesville. The driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle. McFarland said Sones was driving too fast and lost control of the truck.

Meanwhile, near Colerain, Zane McSwaords, 22, of Martins Ferry rolled his Chevy Blazer into Nixon Run Creek while traveling on Nixon Run Road at 5:01 p.m. He was able to exit the vehicle, which landed on its roof, but was taken to East Ohio Regional Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. He was cited for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated with alcohol, OSP Trooper Tyler Burd said, adding troopers were waiting for the man’s blood-alcohol test results from the hospital.

Troopers also responded to a two-vehicle accident Saturday on U.S. 40 near the Sportsman Club in Lansing. No one was injured.