8/30/13 – 6:38 A.M.
A crash on I-75 closed one lane of the interstate in Wood County early this morning. The State Patrol reports 32-year-old Derek Dingus of Milton Center was driving a Mazda 6 south at a high rate of speed just south of Bowling Green around 2:30 a.m. when he hit the back of a semi driven by a Michigan man. The collision caused the truck to go off the right side of the road and overturn, trapping the driver. Dingus’ car also went off the road and caught on fire.
A responding state trooper was able to pull Dingus and a passenger, 31-year-old Nicholas Boulis of Bowling Green. The two were trapped in the burning vehicle. Dingus and Boulis were taken to Wood County Hospital for treatment.
The truck driver suffered minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene of the crash.
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