Crash at SR 7/143 intersection in Meigs sends woman to hospital

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — A Wednesday morning crash at the intersection of state routes 7 and 143 sent one woman to the hospital via helicopter.

Road Trooper Shawn Cunningham, of the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said that his post got a call at 7:54 a.m.

Cunningham said that Julie Oiler, of Middleport, was driving northbound on SR 7 in a black two-door 2001 Chrysler Sebring when she attempted to make a left turn onto SR 143. However, police say she turned in front of a southbound black 2015 GMS Acadia on SR 7 driven by Nancy Gard of Pomeroy.

Cunningham said Gard attempted to brake and turn her vehicle to the right to avoid striking Oiler head-on, but still struck her on the passenger side. Neither vehicle had passengers inside. Oiler was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Her condition was not known at press time.

Cunningham said Gard told him she had some airbag burns on her arm and felt a bit dizzy, but refused treatment at the scene and instead went to an undisclosed medical facility to be treated.

Both women appear to have been wearing safety belts, Cunningham said.

This is the second SR 7 crash in one week, with a Veterans Day crash sending two people to Cabell Huntington Hospital in the afternoon that day, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Adam C. “AC” Williams, with the Gallia-Meigs post, said the crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 when Kristin Barley, who was driving a silver 2005 Chevy Equinox, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Bradbury Road and State Route 7. Her car was struck by Zorah Hensley, who was traveling southbound on SR 7 in a black 2013 Dodge Journey.

Barley had two juvenile passengers in her vehicle, and Hensley had one. Barley and one of her passengers were transported to Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Williams said Barley sustained head and pelvic injuries but was in stable condition. Hensley was taken to Meigs Emergency Department and was released later that night.

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By Lindsay Kriz