Three transported to hospital following crash between fire engine, semi on I-77 exit


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A collision involving an East Sparta Fire Department tanker truck and a semi-truck resulted in minor injuries and significant damage on Saturday morning.

The Canton Fire Department responded to a call at 10:27 a.m. for the crash, which occurred in the 2800 block of Faircrest St SW in Canton Township. The tanker truck from the East Sparta Fire Department was en route to a fire at PSC Metals on Varley Ave. SW when it collided with the semi-truck, according to Canton Division Fire Chief Steve Henderson.

The impact caused the semi-truck to flip onto its side, while the tanker sustained heavy front-end damage.

Thankfully, the occupants of the tanker and the driver of the semi only suffered minor injuries. However, all three were transported to local hospitals for evaluation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) was on the scene to investigate the cause of the accident.