Army personnel from Ohio and other states have been ordered by the Surgeon General's Office of the Army Special Operations Command to stop using a drug that may induce permanent brain damage. The drug, known as mefloquine, was specifically designed by the Army during the 1970s as way to fight malaria, and its usage has spread to millions of travelers who were never in the military because of its low cost and ease of use.
Ohio residents might be alarmed to hear about a woman who was involved in a drowsy driving accident. She was on her way to a friend's house in the middle of the night, and she recounted feeling drowsy before she started driving. However, she stated that she never thought she'd fall asleep while driving, but she did. Consequently, she was left laying a ditch for three and a half hours until help arrived.
Authorities report that a car accident that happened at around 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 6 in Clark County on Old Columbus Road claimed the lives of three people and injured two others. The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. when a Ford Contour was hit head-on by a GMC Jimmy in the road's 9100 block. Police investigators said that the 2001 Jimmy was trying to pass another vehicle in a zone where passing was prohibited when it ran into the oncoming Contour in the eastbound lane of traffic.
An 18-wheeler failing to stop for construction zone traffic sparked a chain-reaction crash that killed two people and set the road ablaze. Police said that the seven vehicle accident was caused when a semi truck smashed into a car and another big rig. The second 18-wheeler hit a third, and the third semi hit three vehicles that were stopped in front of it. The two people killed in the crash were identified by police as truck drivers.