HENRY COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - Henry County Sheriff's office says two separate crashes are the cause of the shut down of U.S. 24 in Henry County Tuesday morning.
The sheriff's office says they were made aware of a two-vehicle injury crash on U.S. Route 24 at Henry County Road P around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.
A vehicle driven by 74-year-old James Good was east bound on County Road P and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road P at U.S. Route 24 east bound. Good's vehicle was struck on the driver side by an east bound box truck operated by 60-year-old Clifford Kaighin.
Good was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel.
Kaighin suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Henry County Hospital.
While investigating the crash, east bound U.S. Route 24 was closed to all traffic. West bound U.S. Route 24 was maintained to one lane of travel.
Due to the slow-moving traffic, emergency crews say they were made aware of another crash in the west bound lane of U.S. Route 24 east of the first crash scene.
The sheriff's office says a west bound semi driven by 50-year-old Paul Blackburn Jr. struck the rear of another west bound semi operated by 57-year-old Lonzie Norris.
Norris' semi was stopped in traffic due to a traffic back up at the first crash scene.
The impact of the two semis colliding caused the Norris' semi to strike to a third vehicle in the rear operated by 28-year-old Britney Bansley.
Blackburn Jr. suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mercy St. Vincent's by Life Flight. Norris and Bansley were not injured.
Both east and west bound were closed for approximately five hours and 30 minutes for investigation and cleanup of these two crashes.