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Truck crashes on I-77, comes to rest in yard outside Julianna Lane home

Rick Stillion
The Daily Jeffersonian
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A motorist whose heavily-damaged truck came to rest in the yard outside a Julianna Lane residence in Cambridge Wednesday morning after crashing on Interstate 77, suffered only minor injuries in the mishap.

Amanda Thompson, 42, Barnesville, declined medical treatment at the scene of the accident just south of the I-77/U.S. 40 interchange in Guernsey County.

Thompson reportedly suffered a laceration on her head when the truck she was driving overturned after leaving the highway. Authorities believe Thompon's use of a safety belt likely prevented more serious injuries.

Frost on a nearby highway bridge is believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to the State Highway Patrol.

A sergeant with the highway patrol's Cambridge post reported Thompson was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 north on I-77 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday when she lost control of the pickup truck.

The Ford drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail before traveling over an embankment and overturning.

The truck came to rest in the yard outside the Julianna Lane home without causing any damage to the residence.

Emergency responders from United Ambulance and the Cambridge Fire Department were dispatched to the scene along with patrol troopers.

Thompson was the lone occupant of the truck which was towed from the scene by Lloyd's Towing.