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      Woodville man drives past barricades hitting 3 people, utility & truck

      <p>Officials have not released information on the severity of the injuries sustained by the workers.</p>

      The Wood County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bizarre accident Monday morning that injured 3 pedestrians and the driver, south of the village of Bradner.

      Investigators say 26-year-old Cory R. Rickard drove past two barricades on Bradner Road, collided with a utility pole, hit 3 construction workers and their maintenance truck.

      It happened just after 11:15 a.m., as crews worked construction at the Bradner Road railroad crossing.

      Officials say, as of 7:45 p.m. on Monday, a determination had not been made as to whether Rickard was under the influence at the time of the accident.

      The Woodville resident was taken to Wood County Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

      The employees, including 58-year-old Luis Knott III and 58-year-old Jim Conley were also taken to Wood County Hospital for treatment.

      The third worker injured, 34-year-old Paul Castle, was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital for treatment.

      Officials have not released information on the severity of the injuries sustained by the workers.