OSHP trooper killed in rollover crash SR 95

Legal News for Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys. A state patrol vehicle was involved in one-car wreck, killing one and injuring another.

Ohio personal injury lawyer alerts- OSHP patrol car involved in fatal rollover accident.

Wyandot County, OH—An Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser became involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Thursday evening, February 4, 2010, killing one trooper and injuring the other. The tragic incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m., according to information provided by the Columbus Dispatch.

Two OSHP troopers were in the patrol car at the time of the motor vehicle accident. They were identified as 25-year-old Andrew C. Baldridge, a trooper who had graduated from the patrol’s training academy in December, as well as 33-year-old Mark McLaughlin, his training officer. The troopers were allegedly heading southbound on Ohio State Route 95, on their way to a call when their cruiser careened off the side of the roadway, subsequently causing it to overturn. Both of the patrol officers were reported wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to the scene of the wreck and airlifted both patrol troopers to Toledo St. Vincent Hospital via medical helicopter to be treated by doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, Baldridge’s severe rollover accident injuries proved fatal that night. McLaughlin, who reportedly suffered serious injury in the wreck, was allegedly listed in fair condition at the Toledo hospital. It is unknown why the patrol car veered off the roadway in the incident.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers.

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