Trooper crash

A provided photo of the OSHP cruiser that was involved in a three-vehicle crash.

An Athens Post Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a three-vehicle crash Thursday on Radford Road, a press release said.

Around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, a OSHP trooper was traveling southbound on Radford Road near State Route 56 in Athens County when a Ford F-450 commercial truck, driven northbound by Gideon Jenkins, 23, failed to negotiate a curve and went off the centerline, a release said.

Jenkins’ truck then struck a Toyota Tacoma, driven southbound by Justin Wahl, 31, as well as the state trooper’s cruiser.

Wahl sustained non-life-threatening injuries, the release said. The state trooper and Jenkins were uninjured in the crash.

Jenkins was issued a citation for a left-of-center violation, the release said. The crash remains under investigation.

The OSHP in a statement urged drivers to maintain appropriate speeds and to remain aware of their surroundings.

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