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Published: Thursday, 11/9/2006

Truck spills steel coils, drives into ditch; State Rt. 109 closed 3 hours

MALINTA, Ohio - A tractor-trailer lost its load of steel coils on State Rt. 109 at Henry County Road M about 3 p.m. yesterday, closing the highway to traffic for nearly three hours.

The semi, driven by Russell Dean Riches, 47, of Canton, Mich., was northbound on Route 109 when the steel coils fell to the roadway. The rig went into a ditch. Mr. Riches was treated at Henry County Hospital, where his condition was unavailable.

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