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Man Killed In Fiery Accident In Athens County

Reported: Apr. 30, 2014 10:14 AM EDT
Updated: Apr. 30, 2014 2:21 PM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio (Tiersa Davis)-- A man was killed in a fiery accident involving a semi-truck in Athens County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Tommy R. Reuter, 74, of Pomeroy was killed Wednesday.

Troopers said the accident happened on U.S. 33 near Athens about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers said Reuter was turning onto U.S. 33 from CR 89 when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming semi-truck. Both vehicles became engulfed in flames. The driver of the semi was not injured in the accident.

The road was closed for three hours while crews cleared the scene.

Troopers want to remind drivers to stop and look twice at an intersection.




ATHENS, Ohio (Tiersa Davis)-- A fatal accident has closed a road in Athens County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said U.S. 33 at Rainbow Lake Road near MP-27 near Athens will be closed. Patrol said a two-vehicle accident with a fatality has caused the closure. Traffic will be rerouted on CR-33A (Old U.S. 33) between SR-681 in Megs County and U.S. 33 in Athens County.

No other details were released.



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