SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man killed in a crash on I-70 Eastbound near SR-4 Thursday afternoon.
Troopers say they responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash near mile post 48 around 1:09 pm, and that reports claimed one of the vehicles was on fire.
A 2003 Freightliner commercial semi was traveling eastbound on I-70 in the right lane when it rear-ended a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder.
The Nissan was pushed into the left lane of I-70, where it caught fire.
The driver, 66-year-old Jimmy L. Carnegie, of Englewood, was pulled from the car prior to it becoming engulfed in flames.
He was killed in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the 2003 Freightliner, 39-year-old Abdirashid O. Farah from Columbus, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
I-70 eastbound lanes were closed for about three hours while the scene was cleared.
Bethel Township Fire Department, Mad River Township Fire Department, Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.