Two people died in a single
vehicle accident yesterday morning on State Route 7 near milepost 17 at Moore’s
Junction in Warren Township.
The State Highway Patrol says
a milk tanker driven by 40-year-old Dwight Knapp of Marietta went out of control
while traveling northbound. It went into the median, then back across the
roadway, striking the guardrail several times before crashing through the end
of a guardrail and into a deep, wooded ravine, striking several trees.
Knapp and his passenger, 20-year-old
Chyennea Jo Uppole of Vincent, were pronounced dead at the scene.
It took wrecker crews and
Warren Township firefighters several hours to get the truck up to the highway.
It belonged to William Ford Trucking, and Knapp was delivering a load of milk
to Broughton’s Dairy.
The Patrol says neither
victim was wearing a seatbelt. The cause of yesterday’s crash
remains under investigation.