Victim identified in deadly I-70 crash


MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — The victim has been identified after a deadly crash on I-70 west Wednesday night.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said 21-year-old Jacob Lewis of Bellefontaine was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to OSP, Lewis was stopped in the center lane of the interstate at 7:23 p.m. near milepost 46 in Mad River Township. A tow truck swerved to avoid hitting him before a van crashed into the back of Lewis’ car, pushing it into the truck.

Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight with serious injuries.

The crash caused the interstate to be shut down for about three hours.

This is a developing story and will update it when new information is available.

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