Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded about 4:36 p.m. Monday to a single vehicle crash on U.S. Route 33 just west of County Road 10.
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Deputies report Joseph Hershberger, 47, of Bellefontaine, was driving a westbound minivan on U.S. 33 when his vehicle crossed the median and traveled into the eastbound lanes near C.R. 10. The minivan then went off the road and traveled into a creek bed where it became wedged.
Firefighters with Tri-Valley Fire and EMS used machinery to extricate Mr. Hershberger from the vehicle.
The driver, who was conscious and talking at the scene, was transported by a Tri-Valley squad to Mary Rutan Hospital but did not have visible injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to emergency personnel.
Deputies said they received an earlier call about a possible impaired driver, who they believe was Mr. Hershberger, traveling on U.S. 33 in the area of State Route 292.
A medical condition was a factor in the crash, according to deputies.