Eric Huntsman

OLD WASHINGTON, Ohio — A Barnesville man was flown by med flight to a Pittsburgh hospital following a one-vehicle accident on Wednesday night.
According to the State Highway Patrol, the victim, 26-year-old Shawn Huntsman, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash on Rosedale Road in eastern Guernsey County.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Huntsman’s father, 44-year-old Eric Huntsman of Barnesville, suffered only minor injuries. Eric Huntsman was charged with a felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault and vehicular assault in Cambridge Municipal Court on Thursday. Alcohol is suspected as a cause of the crash.

According to reports, the father and son were northbound on Rosedale Road just after 7 p.m. when the vehicle driven by Eric Huntsman went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Shawn Huntsman was reportedly partially ejected from the vehicle on impact with the tree. Troopers said the younger Huntsman was not wearing a seat belt. Emergency responders from the Old Washington and Quaker City volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the scene along with sheriff’s deputies and the state highway patrol.

After treatment at Southeastern Med, Huntsman was booked into the Guernsey County Jail. He was later released on $3,000 bond.

The incident remains under investigation by the State Highway Patrol.