Friday, October 2, 2009

Rollover Victim is Ohio Highway Patrolman U Haul Trailer Causes Accident Police Officer Hurt

Rollover Victim is Ohio Highway Patrolman
Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009 ; 11:29 AM | View Comments | Post Comment
Updated Wednesday, September 30, 2009 ; 01:17 PM

Investigators are now calling it a hit and run.

Story by Stacy Rich
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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO -- The man seriously injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 in Belmont County yesterday is an Ohio Highway Patrolman from Columbus.

According to OHP, 30-year-old Martin Schmalzried is recovering at a local hospital after suffering several broken bones and lacerations.

OHP said two witnesses of the crash called last night to report that a second vehicle hauling a U-Haul trailer was involved and responsible for the crash.

Schmalzreid was eastbound on I-70 near Exit 213 when he lost control of his car.

After a dramatic roll-over, he ended up trapped in the car, upside-down, and on the wrong side of the highway, blocking all westbound traffic.

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