Columbus Grove Man Injured In I-75 Crash In Allen County

11/28/18 – 6:46 A.M.

A crash on I-75 in Lima injured a Columbus Grove man Tuesday morning. The State Highway Patrol says 43-year-old Albert Morales was driving a pickup truck north around 11:40 a.m. when he lost control near the State Route 81 exit. His truck bounced off a guardrail and hit a semi driven by 75-year-old Russell Hardesty of Wapakoneta.

The impact of the collision caused the semi to jackknife and spill diesel fuel over the interstate. The crash and cleanup closed northbound I-75 for several hours.

Morales received treatment for minor injuries at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Troopers cited him for failure to control.