Three Injured When Two Semis Collide Near Greenup

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Published on September 18 2012 3:39 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Three people were injured when two semis collided on I-70 near Greenup Monday.

The crash happened at 5pm three miles west of the Greenup interchange.  State Police report a rig driven by 54-year-old Kenneth Murdock of Chubbic, Idaho had been parked along the westbound shoulder.  The rig started moving forward and Murdock began bringing the unit back onto the roadway.  Another semi driven by 37-year-old Timothy Shaw of Nashport, Ohio, was also westbound and Shaw did not notice Murdock's rig coming onto the roadway in time to avoid a collision. 

Shaw's unit rear-ended Murdock's rig.  The impact sent Murdock's unit back onto the shoulder and caused Shaw's rig to end up on its wheels in the median.

Murdock and Shaw were both injured and both were taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.  Shaw's passenger, 30-year-old Tabitha Shaw of Zanesville, Ohio, was injured and was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Both drivers were cited; Murdock for improper parking along the roadway and improper lane usage, and Shaw for failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash.