Two-vehicle crash on US-33 kills one in Hocking County

HOCKING CO., Ohio (WCMH) — One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Hocking County.

It happened around 5:25pm on Friday. According to the Athens post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Robert Wright was driving a Mack refuse truck north on County Road 34. Investigators with the highway patrol say Wright failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of CR-34 and US-33.

Wright’s truck was struck by an SUV driven by 59-year-old Saleh Alzayer, who was headed east on US-33. Wright was ejected from the truck, and the truck overturned, coming to rest in the westbound lanes of US-33. Alzayer’s SUV crossed over the westbound lanes of US-33 and stopped on the side of the road.

The Hocking County Coroner’s Office pronounced Wright dead at the scene. Alzayer was transported by Med-Flight to OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus with non-life threatening injuries.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officers continue to investigate the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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