“He’s sore,” Schuster said. “It was just kind of overall general achiness and soreness. He heard … the vehicle hit the wall and he looked up in his rear-view mirror and he had enough time to kind of tense up.”
The sheriff’s office shut down both directions of Ohio 129 following the incident, one of several crashes deputies responded to along the roadway this morning.
Schuster said it was “literally a solid sheet of ice” at the bridge, which spans Gregory Creek.
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The roads around the bridge are typically safe when temperatures dip into the low 30s, Schuster said, but because the bridge is 200 to 300 feet off the ground, it can freeze over even during the slightest bit of adverse weather.
“Pretty much anytime we have any kind of cold weather and a little bit of snow or sleet we always problems up there,” he said.