PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — I-70 eastbound has opened back up after three semi-trucks were involved in a crash that killed one of the drivers and hospitalized his passenger.

Twenty-four-year-old Zachary Ryback, of Colony, Kan., was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Indianapolis, was taken to Kettering Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Ohio State Highway Patrol told 2 NEWS the crash happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday on I-70 east near Exit 3 in Eaton, Preble County.

Authorities said that Ryback rear-ended the semi in front of his. Both the driver and the passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation by OSHP. will continue to update this story as we receive more information.