ENON, Ohio (WDTN) — One person is dead after a chain reaction crash on eastbound I-70 Wednesday morning.
According to the Springfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were 3 crashes.
The first crash involved a car that swerved to avoid a deer carcass. That car hit a semi-truck. The driver of that car got out and was hit by another vehicle. She is in stable condition.
The third crash was fatal. First responders arrived on scene following the first two crashes and began to render aid to those involved and process the scene.
A fire engine from the Mad River Township Fire & EMS Department was parked in the lanes on the right side of the roadway with its emergency lights activated.
At approximately 5:08 a.m., a Ford Fusion, operated by Elvis Kikuba, 21, of Milford Center, stopped in the roadway while attempting to merge to the middle lane, due to the right lane being closed.
A short time later, the Ford Fusion was struck by a Volvo semi-tractor trailer combination. The impact caused the Ford Fusion to strike a guardrail and the Kenworth semi-tractor trailer combination from the initial crash.
The passenger of the Ford Fusion was ejected and the Volvo semi-tractor trailer combination then struck the fire engine. The Volvo semi-tractor trailer combination continued off the left side of the roadway and struck the median concrete barrier wall.
Kikuba was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The crashes are still under investigation.
I-70 eastbound has reopened following a crash near State Route 4 on Wednesday morning.
According to the Springfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a woman hit a deer and got out of her vehicle to check it out around 4:50 a.m. She was then struck by a commercial vehicle.
Crews on scene reported the woman is in stable condition.
A State Trooper on the scene reported that a vehicle then struck the woman’s car. Another vehicle came through and crashed. Someone in that vehicle was transported by CareFlight with serious injuries.
No further information has become available at this time.