LISBON - Highway patrol trooper Eric Derringer is investigating a wrong way crash on state Route 11 just south of the state Route 154 exit near Lisbon Wednesday night. The Lisbon post received a call at about 10:30 p.m. that someone was traveling the wrong direction in the southbound lane of state Route 11 and before trooper Derringer could intercept the car the call became an accident call.
According to Derringer, a 2001 Toyota Avalon driven by 26-year-old Ross Resneder of Norman, Okla., was traveling north in the southbound lane and struck a 2001 Kia driven by Kathleen Perry of McDonald. Resneder claimed lack of sleep and recovering from being ill as what caused him to enter the highway in the wrong direction at the West Point exit and then fall asleep while driving.
Both Perry and Resneder declined treatment. North Star Critical Care and KLG Ambulances responded to the crash.
Lisbon and West Point firefighters also responded to the crash to provide traffic control and wash down the highway along the crash route.
Resneder, who is currently living in Lisbon while working with the oil and gas industry, was cited for driving the wrong way on a divided highway.