Correction: The Ohio State Highway Patrol incorrectly identified the number of crashes on I-70. This error has been corrected.
BETHEL TWP., Ohio (WDTN) — Multiple people were injured after several crashes on I-70 Thursday morning.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, five separate crashes occurred at or near the Enon Road overpass on I-70.
In the westbound lanes, a pickup truck crashed into the wall and came to rest on the shoulder. A box truck then struck the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck was found thrown from his vehicle, however, his injuries appear to be minor, said OSHP.
Also in the westbound lanes, a semi jackknifed while avoiding the pickup truck and box truck crash, striking the guardrail. Minor injuries were reported.
In the eastbound lanes, a tanker truck was struck by a semi-tractor double-trailer combination and the double trailers overturned. The tanker truck’s fuel tank ruptured in the crash and leaked approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel, according to OSHP. Minor injuries were reported.
Another semi jackknifed while attempting to avoid the tanker truck crash, however, no one was injured.
It is unclear at this time how many people are injured, however, CareFlight was called to the scene sometime throughout the incidents.
Both sides of I-70 were shut down for some time near State Route 4, however, all lanes have since reopened.
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