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Fiery Crash Involving Fuel Tanker, Truck Driver In Critical Condition


In Wooster, OH, a fiery muliti-vehicle crash occurred around 4 p.m. on Sunday involving two trucks (including a fuel tanker). This accident could shut down westbound State Route 30 for up to 5 days.

Kenneth Kesner, 27, of Canton was slowed down in traffic driving a Marathon gasoline taker when when another truck crashed into him from behind, pushing his truck into the grass median.

Both trucks were immediately engulfed in flames, according to a news release from the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Patrol. Kesner was able get out of his vehicle and walk away uninjured.

The truck driver who struck him (William Nobach, 22, of Mount Pleasant, MI) was ejected from his vehicle onto the median. Nobach remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he’s being treated for broken bones and burns.

Route 30 eastbound and westbound lanes were closed down while Ohio State Highway Patrol, and multiple fire departments attended the scene.

The tanker was carrying 6,400 gallons of 87 octane gasoline and 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel.

The westbound lane of U.S. Route 30 between Elyria and Jefferson Roads is expected to be closed for the next five days. According to OSHP, the crash remains under investigation.

Canton Rep


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