Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 2:53 PM
By: Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer
SALEM TWP. — Shawhan Road reopened today after $22,000 in bridge repairs needed after the latest crash here involving a hill-hopping teen.
The Warren County Engineer’s Office reported the road was reopened between Phillips Road and Waynesville Road in Salem Township, once the repairs were finished on the bridge over the west fork of Halls Creek.
The bridge has been closed since a crash involving a hill-hopping teen on Jan. 5.
The 17-year-old South Lebanon boy who was driving is scheduled for sentencing on March 21 in Warren County Juvenile Court.
Last month, the boy admitted to two counts of vehicular assault in connection with the crash that sent four of his passengers to the hospital and triggered the extended closure of the road section and bridge.
The crash occurred when the 2012 Mazda M6 driven by the teen “went airborne, drove off the right side of the road, over corrected, drove off the left side of the road, drove through a guard rail, rolled and landed in a frozen creek bed,” according to the crash report.
It was the second time in recent years the bridge was closed due to a crash involving young drivers accused of hill-hopping, according to the county engineer’s office.