SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — The driver killed in a fiery crash on I-70 in Clark County has been identified.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Thursday 37-year-old Matthew Cornett from Wilmington was killed when his semi crashed into the rear of another vehicle and burst into flames.
The crash, involving two semis and a pickup, happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes on I-70 near S.R. 41.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a semi rear-ended a mobile dental clinic vehicle, which in turn rear-ended a pickup truck. Troopers believe this crash happened at the tail end of a backup caused by a previous semi fire on I-70 westbound between S.R. 72 and US-68.
The driver of the dental clinic vehicle, 63-year-old Allen R. Rinbolt of Marion, Ohio, was injured in the crash. He was transported to Springfield Regional Hospital by Springfield Township EMS.
The driver of the pickup truck, 36-year-old William F. Young, of Yellow Springs, was also injured in the crash and taken to Springfield Regional Hospital.
The crash is still under investigation.
Harmony Township Fire Department, Springfield Township Fire and EMS, Hustead Fire Department, Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department assissted at the scene.