YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A semi truck ran a red light and hit a car, sending two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Youngstown Police Department.
The crash happened just after 10 a.m. Monday morning on U.S. Route 422. Police said the truck was carrying steel coils and going toward Girard when it ran a red light at the corner of 422 and Gypsy on the north side of the city.
Police said that there was one person in the car and just the driver in the semi. The truck ended up hitting a cement barrier and spilled its load of coils as well as diesel oil.
The road was closed for several hours during clean up.
The driver of the semi truck, 52-year-old Irwin Miller, of Punxsutawney, Pa., is now facing charges for a red light violation. Both drivers were hospitalized but are expected to be OK.