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This Mount Vernon Police cruiser was heavily damaged in a collision at the intersection of South Mulberry Street and West Ohio Avenue at 7:52 a.m. Friday.
This Mount Vernon Police cruiser was heavily damaged in a collision at the intersection of South Mulberry Street and West Ohio Avenue at 7:52 a.m. Friday. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
July 8, 2013 11:24 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate a Friday morning crash that sent both drivers, including a Mount Vernon Police officer, to the emergency room.

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According to Trooper Coby Holloway, both Patrolman Brian Weiser and Roseanne Thomas, 46, Mount Vernon, said they had the green light at the intersection of South Mulberry and West Ohio Avenue. Weiser was responding to a call under emergency circumstances, Holloway said.

A crash reconstruction team from the patrol is conducting an extensive review of the crash. The air bag modules were recovered from both vehicles and will reveal speed, deceleration, acceleration and other factors in the crash. The accident report is expected to be finished on Tuesday, but the results of the air bag data could take as long as six weeks.

Weiser’s police cruiser, which was traveling southbound on South Mulberry Street, was knocked sideways into a tree and street sign that caused it to roll over. Thomas was traveling westbound on West Ohio Avenue. Both drivers received minor injuries and were treated and released from Knox Community Hospital.

The report will be forwarded to the Mount Vernon City Law Director’s Office for review.

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