UPDATE: Chillicothe firefighters extricate individual from car on Highway 36


An out of state resident was injured Wednesday during the noon hour in a traffic crash that involved a car that had overturned at the east edge of Chillicothe.

Chillicothe Police and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to the single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 36 near the Blackwell Creek.

The car was driven by Lora Thompson of Niles, Michigan and investigators report she was westbound on Highway 36 when she apparently lost control of the vehicle after it hydroplaned on the roadway. The car traveled off the south side of the highway, struck a guardrail, went into the median and overturned onto its roof.

The Chillicothe Fire Department used extrication equipment to gain access to the driver. A hydraulic spreader, also called the “Jaws of Life,” was used to remove the passenger door which allowed emergency responders to gain access and remove Ms. Thompson from the vehicle.

Thompson was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.