Gallipolis — The Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a threevehicle crash that occurred Monday morning on U.S. 35 near milepost 17 in Gallia County.
At approximately 6:42 a.m., Trooper Aaron Beaver and Portable Load Limit Inspector James Franklin were investigating a crash at this location when a vehicle traveling westbound on state Route 735 lost control on an ice-covered bridge. The vehicle, a 2()()5 Dodge Ram being driven by Desirea Rupe, 22, Middleport, traveled off the right side of the roadway onto U.S 35.. The vehicle then struck the rear of Trooper Beaver’s patrol car, pushing it into the Portable Load Limit Inspector’s van.
Ms. Rupe sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. Trooper Beaver was inside of his vehicle at the time of the crash and sustained non-life threatening injuries. PLLI Franklin was outside of his vehicle at the time the crash and also sustained non-life threatening injuries. All three parties involved in this crash were transported to Holzer Medical Center.
The crash remains under investigation.