Ohio State Highway: Patrol Monroe Township – The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash after a semi-tractor and trailer struck a bridge pillar.
On July 14, 2022, at approximately 8:25 P.M. troopers responded to US Route 30 at the State Route 115 overpass after receiving a report of a semi-truck that struck the bridge pillar. Gavin Dasaur (27) of Indianapolis, Indiana was operating a 2013 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer westbound on US Route 30 when the semi-truck went off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason. The semi-truck struck the guardrail, ramped up and partially over a concrete barrier before striking the eastern most bridge pillar of the SR 115 overpass on the north side of the roadway. The truck went over the concrete barrier and came to final rest on its side, and the trailer came to final rest partially on top of the concrete barrier. Dasaur was ejected from the truck.
Dasaur was transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center by Cairo-Monroe Township EMS for life-threatening injuries. He was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol or drug use are unknown at this time. The westbound lanes of US 30 between the SR 115 exit ramp, to the entrance ramp from SR 115 to US 30 were closed for approximately seven hours during cleanup and bridge inspection.