Serious Injury Accident Closed Ryan Lane Bridge

An accident on the Ryan Lane Bridge, east of the Chillicothe Post Office, resulted in one driver flown to an area hospital and the Ryan Lane Bridge CLOSED.

Chillicothe Police and Emergency Services report the accident happened about 4:00 pm.  vehicles traveling east and west met on the bridge.  The westbound vehicle, a pick-up, went off the north side of the bridge and dropped 24 feet to the railroad tracks.  That driver had serious injuries and had to be extricated from the truck and taken to a waiting helicopter to be flown to the hospital.  The other driver was not injured.  Names of the drivers were withheld by the Chillicothe Police Department.

As a result of the accident and the substantial damage to the bridge structure, the Ryan Lane Bridge is now closed and will remain closed indefinitely.  Drivers will need to either use Third Street or Business 36 to get to Mitchell Road and the Industrial Park area of Chillicothe.

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