Semi Overturns


CRIDERSVILLE — Area law enforcement and safety services responded to a rollover Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 near Cridersville of a vehicle which contained the pyrotechnic equipment of two nationally known rock bands.

A tractor-trailer carrying the equipment for rock bands Motley Crue and KISS, lost control on I-75 near mile marker 118 between Cridersville and Wapakoneta after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The driver, Charles Lamb Jr., of Texas, reportedly reached down to grab a drink when he went off of the road. The vehicle rolled over on its side, went through a fence and was partially sitting in a field with equipment scattered across the side of the road.

The driver was transferred to an undetermined site for treatment of only minor injuries and was released.

Trooper Garner Gross, with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, said the incident was still under investigation and a final report would be issued later.

He said the driver was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

Patrick Whitley, production manager for Kiss and Motley Crue's "The Tour of 2012," said approximately $6 million in equipment was on the overturned trailer. Tour staff worked at the scene and loaded the equipment onto another tractor-trailer.