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Minor damage reported to underpass after Mexico wreck Friday afternoon

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The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a crash involving a vehicle hitting a railroad underpass on the 1500 block of East Liberty Friday afternoon.

Officers report that Martin Ahrens, 58, of Mexico, was driving a 1997 Peterbilt tractor-trailer eastbound when a piece of equipment on his trailer hit the underpass and shifted. 

The shifted equipment then hit a 2014 Ford being driven westbound by Russell Risenhoover, 51, of Martinsburg, and a 2006 Peterbilt being driven westbound by Jeffrey Tinker, 56, of Centralia.

According to a release, Risenhoover had minor injuries and refused medical care. 

Officials report the underpass had minimal damage as a result of being struck. 

Karl Wehmhoener


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