Parkersburg man injured in Washington County crash

NEWPORT — A Parkersburg man was taken to the hospital after a single-car accident on Ohio 7 near Newport in Washington County Wednesday.

At approximately 7:42 a.m., Jesse Hilverding, 31, was driving southbound on Ohio 7 near mile marker 41 when he lost control of his vehicle, drove off the road and struck a tree, police said. The wreck caused the closure of one lane of traffic while authorities removed Hilverding from his 2009 Dodge Ram truck.

Authorities from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Hilverding received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital. The wreck remains under investigation, according to the patrol.

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