Freezer thrown from car in crash causes separate crash

Freezer thrown from car in crash causes separate crash

A Jeep Cherokee rear-ended a Ford F-150 Friday, which caused a chest freezer to fly out the back of the Ford and onto the highway. The freezer then caused a separate crash as another car swerved to avoid hitting it.

The four-car crash was reported around 6 p.m. after Jonathan Zingg, 35, who was traveling north in a Jeep on Highway 151, ran into the back of a Ford, being driven by 32-year-old Travis Bond, with passenger Tiffany Torres-Robbins, 38.

Bond had a chest freezer in the cargo area of the Ford. Upon impact the freezer was thrown from the car into the right lane.

Dana Lawton and her two children were in a 2015 Nissan Armada driving in the right lane. She swerved into the left lane to avoid the freezer and, upon swerving back into the right lane, she collided with a 2009 Toyota Yaris being driven by Elise Montesino, 24, in the left lane.

Montesino’s car spun out and hit the guardrail. She was transported to Finley Hospital for evaluation.

Passengers in the other three cars were also transported to separate hospitals and health centers for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Zingg, who was driving the Jeep that started the accident, received a citation for inattentive driving.