Brooks Boulware, 80, of Clemmons, N.C., was driving a 2018 Toyota Rav4 that went left of the center line and struck a tractor-trailer head-on, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Toyota was headed west, and the semi was headed east. Three passengers in the Toyota died: Maxine Boulware, 78, William Brame, 73, and Dorothy Brame, 66, all of Clemmons. Brooks Boulware suffered incapacitating injuries and was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital. The driver of the semi, a 35-year-old man from Hesperia, Calif., suffered minor injuries. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. between state Route 124 and the Ravenswood Bridge (near mile-marker 29). The roadway remains closed in that area.
UPDATE 5/17/18 @ 2:50 p.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have released more information about a d*adly accident in Meigs County. Troopers say the two people k*lled and the two seriously injured are all from North Carolina. A semi and car crashed on U.S. 33 Thursday morning between State Route 124 and the Ravenswood Bridge. Investigators say it appears the car went left of center, and the semi swerved to avoid hitting the car, but they crashed into each other. Two people were pronounced d*ad at the scene. Two others were flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. A fifth person, the semi driver, has minor injuries. Names of the v*ctims have not been released yet. Officers are reconstruction the scene. The road could remain closed for several hours.
UPDATE 5/17/18 @ 12:42 p.m. Two people are d*ad, two have been flown to the hospital, and a fifth person has minor injuries after a crash in Meigs County. A semi and a vehicle crashed on U.S. 33 Thursday morning between State Route 124 and the Ravenswood Bridge. Sheriff Keith Wood said the semi driver has minor injuries. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is the lead investigating agency. Sheriff’s deputies and the Racine Fire Department are on scene as well. EMS officials say the road will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. We have a crew heading to the scene.
UPDATE 5/17/18 @ 12:13 p.m. The Meigs County sheriff confirms that two people are d*ad after a crash on U.S. 33. Sheriff Keith Wood says there are two d*aths and other v*ctims have been flown to a hospital. The accident is between State Route 124 and the Ravenswood Bridge. EMS officials say the road will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.
ORIGINAL STORY 5/17/18 An accident has a road shut down in Meigs County, Ohio. Meigs County EMS says U.S. 33 is closed between State Route 124 and the Ravenswood Bridge. The Meigs County sheriff says there may be d*aths. Crews are still responding to the scene. Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are responding as well. Troopers say a commercial vehicle is involved in the crash and the call came in just before 11 a.m. Thursday. EMS officials say the road will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.