Semi-truck catches fire in two-vehicle accident

| April 24, 2019

COSHOCTON – On April 23, at 6:51 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call in reference to a two-vehicle injury crash on SR 16 near CR 75. Upon investigation, it was determined that Mamie Guinther (81) of Coshocton was traveling east on SR 16 in her 2012 Chrysler 200 when she went left of center and struck an oncoming semi-truck being operated by a Ben Cook of Pataskala. Cook was operating a 2015 Kenworth semi-truck. Due to the collision of both vehicles, the semi-truck went off the right side of the road of the westbound lane, striking an embankment where it came to final rest. The semi-truck then burst into flames and caught fire. Cook was not injured in the crash. Guinther’s vehicle went off the right side of the road of the eastbound lane where it came to final rest. Guinther was found to be trapped in her vehicle and had to be extracted from the vehicle using mechanical devices. Guinther was then flown to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center by helicopter. The extent of Guinther’s injuries is unknown at this time.

Assisting the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office with this investigation was Conesville Fire Department, Three River’s Fire District, Coshocton County REACT, Coshocton County EMS, Prince’s Wrecker Service, MedFlight, and ODOT.

This incident remains under investigation by your Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office.

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