Wednesday, October 24, 2007


It’s been awhile since we have had to make an addition to our “What Were They Thinking” file but after what happened in Findley State Park in Wellington Tuesday afternoon we had no choice.

Ohio State Patrol and Wellington Fire District Dive Team responded to the park after they received a call of a truck in the water near the boat launch ramp.

Trooper Christopher Aussie of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that at first they were told that the truck’s brake failed and the truck slipped into the water. “When we arrived we spoke with the driver and he told us that he and his girlfriend were just driving around looking at the foliage and the water when the truck slipped into the water.”

The driver, Scott A. Morgan of LaGrange, then told Trooper Aussie that he attempted to back his truck down the ramp and it slipped on the algae and slid into the water.

Morgan’s girlfriend then told Trooper Aussie that when they went down into the ramp area she egged him on to see how far into the water they could go without, well sliding all the way in.

It is noteworthy to point out here that there was neither a boat nor a trailer attached to Morgan’s 1986 Toyota truck at the time they slide into the water.
Wellington Fire District Dive Team suited up and went into the water to secure the truck and to assist Vaughn’s Auto in removing the submerged vehicle. Dave Vaughn Jr. of Vaughn's Auto Repair said that Firefighters on the Dive Team went under and secured a line to the front of the truck. “We were lucky, this truck had a tow hook right on the front so the Firemen were able to attach a line to that then we just brought it up slowly.”

Vaughn said that as they were bringing the truck out of the water they stop every now and then to allow water to drain out. Once the truck was out of the water Vaughn said the horn started honking and the radio was on. “The radio was still playing when I got it back to the garage.”

Trooper Aussie said that the State Park Rangers would take over the case and it will be up to them if any charges will be filed against Morgan. Although his fate in the legal system is still uncertain, there is one thing that Morgan can count, and that is a mention in this Sunday’s “Sundays with Jason”.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If fixing this mess is covered on his auto insurance, I want to know who insures him. What a.....!


7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luckily noone was injured. Ah, to be 16 again! What a boy won't do to impress his girl. I'm not sure they ever learn.

Good writing. I got a definite chuckle out of this one.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he got a little something from his girlfriend after that. Seems to me he won the dare. Haas

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Bill Engvall would say: Here's your sign..
Hopefully he got a crash course in controlling his hormones! Patsy

10:30 PM  
Blogger silverdud said...

anyone know where i can find a "slightly" used toyota pick-up?

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait to hear what Jason has to say abou this...

Dave from Wellington

9:38 AM  

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