MEIGS COUNTY — It was a busy 24 hours for the paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement in Meigs County, as they responded to three accidents.
A total of four people were transported by helicopter to St. Marys Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. following two separate accidents on Sunday according to Sgt. Call of the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The first accident, a two-vehicle crash, happened at approximately 5:19 p.m. on Ohio 143, one mile from the intersection with Ohio 7.
The driver of the first vehicle, Steven A. Davis, 30, of Pomeroy, was flown by Life Net to St. Marys.
Jennifer Laudermilt, 40, the driver of the second vehicle and passenger James Jeffers, 21, both of Pomeroy were also transported to St. Marys.
A second accident occurred at approximately 6:54 p.m. on Kingsbury Road near Ohio 143.
Jesse Saunders, 34, of Bidwell was transported to St. Marys following the single vehicle accident. Saunders was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix at the time of the accident.
One person was also flown to the hospital following an accident on Monday morning near Ohio 124. Details of the Monday accident were not available at press time.
Charges are pending in both Sunday accidents as the investigation continues by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
According to Call, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the Monday accident.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated both accidents on Sunday. The Pomeroy Fire Department, two medic squads from Meigs County, Pomeroy EMS and a medic squad from Mason County were on the scene of the first accident.