Two individuals were injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 22 at the Jamison Road intersection just outside of Washington C.H.
Just after 11 a.m., a 2007 red Ford Focus was at the stop sign on Jamison Road when it reportedly pulled into the intersection in front of a 1997 red Ford truck that was heading eastbound on U.S. 22. The two vehicles crashed into each other, sending the vehicles off the opposite sides of the road.
Rescue personnel from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded and worked to get the driver of the Ford Focus, Lawrence E. Capehart, 71, of 94 Jamison Road, Suite 10, out of his vehicle. Fayette County Life Squad transported Capehart from the scene, and he was later taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for treatment.
Capehart was the sole occupant of the Ford Focus.
During the accident, the Ford truck, carrying a cab behind it, careened off the side of the road into a light pole, which fell over at the time of impact.
The driver of the truck, Raymond E. Workman, Jr., 38, of 490 Staunton Jasper Road, refused treatment at the scene. The passenger in the truck, Michelle L. Workman, 37, also of 490 Staunton Jasper Road, was taken by Fayette County Life Squad to Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Charges are pending.
Sheriff’s office deputies rerouted traffic while the scene was being cleared. Along with the FCSO and Fayette County Life Squad, the Washington Fire Department responded to the scene.
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