April 17, 2024

Spilled Milk Closes State Route

One man was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his Peterbilt overturned near Defiance.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Defiance Post is investigating a single commercial vehicle crash that occurred Sunday, March 3 just after 5 p.m. at State Route 18 and Harris Road, near Defiance.

Curtis Stewart, age 65, of Deshler Ohio, was westbound on State Route 18. Stewart was driving a 2004 Peterbilt with a tanker trailer of milk. While negotiating a curve, Stewart drove off the west side of State Route 18 and overturned. The crash caused damage to the trailer which released several thousand gallons of milk.

Stewart was transported from the scene by South Richland Township EMS to Promedica Defiance Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, South Richland Fire, Defiance EMA, Defiance County Hazardous Materials Team, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and John’s Towing.

The clean up and investigation temporality closed State Route 18 on Sunday.

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