Semi driver ejected from truck, killed after crash on I-70

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ENON, Ohio (WDTN) — One person is dead after a crash involving a semi and an ambulance on I-70 early Tuesday.

The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of I-70, east of S.R. 4 near Enon. Authorities say an ambulance from Mad River Township was responding to a call when it was hit by a semi. An SUV was involved in the crash as well. The semi ended up on its side.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirms one person from the semi died in the crash. OSHP said Tuesday the driver of the semi-truck was not wearing a seatbelt when he hit the ambulance. Medics were treating a patient in the back of that ambulance when it was struck.

The semi hit the guardrail, then hit the front of the ambulance before running off the freeway. The driver of the semi was ejected from the truck and was subsequently hit by the semi. The unidentified driver of the semi was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the semi suffered back injuries and was taken to a local hospital. There is no word on that person’s condition.

Backup caused by a fatal crash on I-70 WB near Enon on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. (Photo: ODOT)

OSHP said speed was likely a factor in the crash. The incident is still being investigated.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol shut down all westbound lanes of I-70 to clean up the crash and conduct an investigation. The left lane of I-70 westbound reopened around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Lanes were fully open around 10 am.

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