JAMESTOWN, Ohio (WDTN) — A Xenia couple has died after their car crashed into the back of a semi on US-35 near State Route 72.

OSHP Xenia Post Commander Lt. Robert Hilderbrandt reported that they had received a call about 5:30 a.m. notifying them of a stopped semi on US-35.

Ten minutes later, OSHP said Chevy Malibu collided with the back of the stopped semi, killing both of the occupants. The driver of the semi, 58-year-old Derrik Everett was unharmed.

The driver of the Malibu, 64-year-old Mark Cummings, and his wife, 65-year-old Karen Cummings were both pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, US-35 eastbound was closed near State Route 72 in Jamestown. All lanes reopened more than five hours later at 11:24 a.m.

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