Toledo man injured in Monroe County tow truck crash

DUNDEE TWP. (WWJ) — An Ohio man is hospitalized in serious condition after he crashed a tow truck in Monroe County Wednesday morning.

The crash happened just after 11 a.m. on March 20 along northbound US-23 near Dixon Road in Dundee Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The 35-year-old Toledo man was driving a Kenworth flatbed tow truck in the left lane when the truck left the freeway lanes to the east. The tow truck hit the guardrail, then reentered the freeway and lost control.

The truck rotated clockwise and left the freeway again, overturning multiple times and coming to a rest in the ditch.

A 2017 Ford Explorer that was being towed fell off the bed as the tow truck overturned, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities are not sure what originally caused the driver to leave the road.

The driver of the tow truck was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Officials say no airbags deployed in the tow truck. Speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash.

The truck driver was listed in serious condition Wednesday evening at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Members of the Summerfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, Dundee Township Volunteer Fire Department and Monroe Community Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Services Division and officials are asking anyone with information about the crash to call 734-240-7541.

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