The 10-year-old girl who was trapped for more than two hours in Monday's crash on Route 7 remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh but is expected to fully recover from her injuries.
Breyona Mayfield suffered two broken legs, a broken nose, a fractured eye socket and numerous bruises.
The accident remains under investigation.
A 10-year-old girl was trapped between the dash and seat of the rental truck involved in a crash early this morning Route 7 in Martins Ferry. After being freed form the vehicle, she was transported by medical helicopter to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the rental truck was transported to UPMC in Pittsburgh with non life-threatening injuries.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. James Fonda, there are conflicting reports of exactly what caused the accident. Fonda says the driver off the semi claims he slowed down for a red light and was struck by the rental truck.
However, the girlfriend of the driver of the rental truck, who was following the rental truck, claims the semi traveled from the right lane into the left lane, and then swerved back into the right lane and came to an abrupt stop.
Traffic remains backed up in the northbound lane of Route 7 from Hanover Street to Wheeling Island. Police expect both lanes to be clear by 1 p.m. today.
Motorists headed into Martins Ferry are advised to use the Aetnaville exit.
Route 7 northbound in Martins Ferry was shut down Monday morning south of Hanover Street after a rental truck reportedly rear-ended a semi.
The Martins Ferry Fire Department and emergency officials are currently on their way to the scene.
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