Trish Bennett, Editor
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – An Ashville man is considered lucky to be alive after a crash that split his pickup truck in half at Route 674 and Bell Station Road on Tuesday.
Daryl Beame, 22, of Ashville, was transported by MedFlight to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after being entrapped in the wreckage of the crash that occurred about 4:49 p.m. Monday, according to Deputy James Brushart, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.
“He’s very lucky to be alive,” Brushart said. “He was just kind of folded up in there. It’s surprising he didn’t suffer more serious injuries.”
Brushart said Beame was traveling on Bell Station Road when he came to the stop sign at the intersection at Route 674. According to reports, he pulled his 1994 Chevrolet 1500 into the path of a southbound Toyota RAV4 driven by Mary Sahr, 50, of Stoutsville.
Sahr’s vehicle reportedly t-boned the pickup truck, and the impact pushed the truck into a utility pole. The vehicle split in half between the cab and the truck bed, and Beame was pinned inside.
Brushart said Sahr was reported as unconscious after the initial impact, but she was awake when he arrived on the scene. She also was airlifted to Columbus, taken to Grant Medical Center by MedFlight, for treatment of her injuries.
EMS crews from Clearcreek Township and Harrison Township assisted at the scene.
Brushart said both are expected to recover, and Beame will be cited as the at-fault driver in the accident.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal