3-Vehicle Crash In Hancock County

(From the Liberty Township Fire Department)

Your Liberty Township Fire Department was dispatched to a 3-vehicle accident at US 224 and CR 139 this morning.

This accident involved a box truck, a garbage truck, and a school bus without any students onboard.

One individual was transported to BVH as a precaution.

We would like to thank Hanco, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Ed’s Towing, Liberty Benton Local Schools, and ODOT for their assistance.

The intersection was shut down for approximately 2 hours while this scene was cleaned up.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the garbage truck, Tayt Mayberry, 39, of Columbus Grove, crashed into the back of the box truck that was slowing down to turn while traveling east on US 224, and both overturned.

The box truck then struck a school bus that was stopped at the stop sign on County Road 139.

Mayberry was treated on the scene while a juvenile passenger in the box truck was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Mayberry was issued a citation for assured clear distance ahead.