Police: Teen Killed In Crash Didn't Yield To Oncoming Semi-Truck

August 20, 2019 - 11:34 am
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MONROE TOWNSHIP (WWJ) - A teenager was killed and another was injured when their vehicle apparently pulled in front of oncoming traffic was struck by a semi-truck in Monroe County.

The accident happened around 1:35 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South Dixie Highway and Albain Road in Monroe Township.

According to police, 19-year-old Zachary Zinner of Newport was traveling eastbound on Albain when he entered the intersection without yielding to oncoming traffic and was struck by a semi-truck that was traveling southbound on Dixie. 

Zinner was pronounced dead at the scene. An 18-year-old woman in his vehicle received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. 

The semi-truck driver, a 41-year-old man from Ohio, was also transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, police say neither drugs or alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.