2 semi drivers hospitalized after crash on SR 725 in Preble County

PREBLE COUNTY — Two drivers were hospitalized after a crash involving two semitrailers on state Route 725 in Preble County that shut the roadway down for hours.

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The crash was first reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of state Route 725 and Quaker Trace Road.

An initial investigation found the driver of a Gordon Food Service semi ran a stop sign on Quaker Trace Road and crashed into another semi traveling on state Route 725, state troopers said.

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The driver of the other semi, a truck from Camden-based Barnets Inc., suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the GFS semi suffered minor injuries, state troopers said.

Both injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

A house near the intersection was damaged in the crash after the semis hit the side of the structure. State troopers described the damage as minor and was limited mostly to the siding of the house.

Units from the Environmental Protection Agency responded to help cleanup a fuel spill from the crash.

Both directions of state Route 725 were shut down until around 2:30 p.m., according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Additional details were not available.