The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a commercial vehicle serious injury crash.

Canton Township-The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a commercial vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on August 21st, 2019 at approximately 12:14 PM. The crash occurred on Interstate 77 southbound, near Milepost 100 (Prairie College Street Overpass).

Jesse Galford, age 32, of Quaker City, Ohio was traveling in a 2020 International, LT625 semi, hauling a trailer on Interstate 77 near Milepost 77.

Preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Galfords Semi traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a guardrail. The semi then drove up and over the barrier wall coming to rest underneath Interstate 77, on Prairie College Street. Mr. Galford was wearing his seatbelt at the time of this incident.

Canton Township Fire Department responded to the scene. Mr. Galford was extricated by mechanical means and transported to Aultman Hospital by Canton Township Fire Department with serious injuries.

The southbound lane of Interstate 77 was closed for several hours. 

Alcohol is not a factor in the crash. The crash currently remains under investigation.