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Driver uninjured but cited in one-vehicle accident

COLERAIN — Speed was a factor in a one-vehicle wreck that left two juveniles with minor injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said both the driver and passenger were minors. The accident occurred when the driver of a pick-up truck lost control and wrecked into an embankment Tuesday.

Lt. Maurice Waddell, Ohio State Highway Patrol St. Clairsville Post commander, said the crash occurred around 4 p.m. Tuesday along Colerain Township Road 474.

A 17-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger were traveling north in a 2001 Chevrolet truck when the driver attempted to take a turn at a high rate of speed, lost control and hit an embankment, causing the truck’s cab to separate from the truck.

“They were driving north when they lost control and went up on the left side of the road, striking an embankment. The cab actually came off the bed of the truck,” Waddell said.

Both teens were treated for minor injuries. The passenger was transported to Wheeling Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Waddell said speed is a factor in the accident.

The driver was charged with failure to control and failure to wear a safety belt.

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