Washington County
Sheriff's Department

April 15, 2013

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This accident occurred at the intersection of West Washington School Rd & highway 56.  Initial investigation indicates that the yellow Ford Focus was south bound on West Washington School Rd and failed to yield right away and collided with the semi which was east bound on highway 56. The semi jack knifed as a result of initial collision. The semi then proceeded to cross the center line and impacted the silver Chevy pickup truck which was west bound on highway 56. The semi pushed the pickup backward coming to rest on top of the pickup in the ditch on the north side of the highway. The semi fuel tank was ruptured and post impact fire ensued. Quick action by first responders extinguished the fire. Both occupants of the pickup truck were transported by helicopter to University Hospital.