The State Highway Patrol says Shawn
Oliver, 30, of Fearing Township was driving past Haessly Hardwoods on State Route 7
at Sheets Run Road when he fell asleep and drove his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer off
the road, rupturing a natural gas line, continuing through a fence and into stacks of boards
inside the large lumber yard.
There was no fire. Oliver was not
The Newport and Saint Marys volunteer fire
departments responded, as did crews from Dominion East Ohio. It took several
hours to restore natural gas service in the area.