CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – UPDATE 2:50 PM: The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has identified the man killed after a semi jack-knifed on westbound I-70 as 20-year-old Caleb Runyeon, of Cleveland.
OSHP said that Runyeon, in a Honda Civic, and the semi-truck driver both sideswiped each other, sending the Civic off the right side of the road and into a guard rail. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was partially ejected from his vehicle. Troopers said that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The semi-truck driver drove into the concrete barrier on the left side of the roadway, causing the semi to jack-knife and block all westbound lanes. The semi driver and his passenger were not injured.
The crash still remains under investigation at this time.
UPDATE 12:54 PM: The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Thursday one person was killed when a semi-truck jack-knifed in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Enon Road.
The person killed has not been identified and no additional information is available at this time.
UPDATE – 10:24 AM: According to ODOT, all westbound lanes of I-70 have reopened after a semi jack-knifed Thursday morning, blocking all lanes.
A jack-knifed semi-truck had the westbound lanes of I-70 closed Thursday morning.
The crash happened early Thursday morning on the westbound side of I-70 near OH-4 in Clark County. The westbound lanes are closed. Drivers should expect delays and avoid that area if possible.
It is not known what caused the crash or if anyone was injured.
A semi-truck also jackknifed on I-75 in the southbound lanes blocking traffic there.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office told 2 NEWS several crashes happened along I-70 between Snider Road and US-68. The Sheriff’s office said the crashes were caused by ice on the road and each involved two to three cars. Some injuries were reported but no details were available. Traffic in the area is backed up.
2 NEWS is working to learn more about this incident and will keep you updated when more information is available.