Tow Truck Driver Hit While Loading Vehicle

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HURON TOWNSHIP, Erie County — A tow truck driver was hit and seriously injured Thursday as he was trying to load a vehicle on the side of the road.

According to the Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it happened at about 9:15 a.m. on state Route 2 near state Route 13.

Reports state that Scott A. Farrell, 55, of Sandusky, was parked on the shoulder of the road and was in the process of hoisting a Chevy Silverado onto the flat-bed of his tow truck.

Jessica L. Hellisz, 30, of Cleveland, was driving a Dodge Nitro west, failed to maintain control of her vehicle and slid into the truck, hitting Farrell in the process, according to reports.

Hellisz was taken to Fireland’s Regional Medical Center for treatment. Farrell was also taken to Fireland’s, and later taken by medical helicopter to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with serious injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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