GALLIPOLIS — Two individuals were life-flighted on Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 near Gallipolis.
Harry E. Roush, 76, Racine, and Sarah J. Roush, age unknown, Racine, were both transported via Healthnet to Cabell Huntington Hospital with incapacitating injuries following a crash that occurred at approximately 12:39 p.m. on Thursday near the Mill Creek Road overpass on U.S. 35.
According to a release issued by the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Harry and Sarah Roush were traveling westbound on U.S. 35 in a 1991 blue Chevrolet S-10 when a 2012 Dodge utility truck being driven by Donald W. Goodson, 46, Albany, who was also traveling westbound behind the S-10, struck the vehicle in the rear. The S-10 then reported continued off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail.
Goodson was reportedly uninjured in the crash and has been charged with assured clear distance ahead.
According to the Gallia County 911 center, after receiving word of the crash, units with Gallia County EMS were dispatched to the scene, along with volunteers with the Gallipolis Fire Department. Deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist Ohio State Highway Patrol units.
Reportedly, two landing zones were set up for the Healthnet helicopters, and the two helicopters landed on the four-lane before transporting the injured motorists to the hospital. The roadway was closed as a result of the crash. The closure reportedly lasted for approximately 30 minutes.
No further information as to the condition Harry Roush and Sarah Roush was available as of press time. This case remains under investigation. Additional information will be released as it is made available.