JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio — A 15-year-old teen is fighting for his life today following an accident in Jackson County yesterday.
According to the Jackson Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, the crash occurred in the area of Route 32 and Glade Road shortly after 10 a.m.
Troopers said the teen, from Waverly, was riding in an Amish buggy when it was struck by a 2022 Freightliner semi driven by 32-year-old Phillip Wiederhold, of Sardinia. Reports say the buggy pulled into the path of the semi and was struck on the right side. The teen was ejected, and the horse was killed.
The young man was transported by medical helicopter to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in serious condition. The semi-driver was uninjured in the crash.
The accident, officials said, remains under investigation.