Two people were injured during a crash involving an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) impact attenuator truck on Monday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) responded to US 35 at mile marker 92 in Fayette County shortly after 10 a.m. on February 7. An ODOT crew was repairing potholes in the area at the time of the collision.

OSHP says that 51 year old truck driver Robert W. Bullock was driving a tractor trailer eastbound on US 35 when he struck an ODOT truck equipped with an impact attenuator driven by 21 year old Levi O. Delong.

Both drivers were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

“Our pothole patching crew on U.S. 35 was lucky to make it home yesterday after a semi crashed into the work zone, sending our ‘crash truck’ flying. Fortunately, it did its job by absorbing impact and protecting the workers on the ground. Don’t let this happen again – watch out for our crews and move over,” ODOT said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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