DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A crash caused some traffic delays for drivers traveling around the Indiana-Ohio border on Thursday.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office tells 2 NEWS a semi crash was the cause of the major backup on Thursday, just inside of the Indiana border in Wayne County. Officials say a semi truck was in the passing lane on I-70 westbound when it is believed that the semi attempted to change lanes because of construction ahead on the highway.

The sheriff’s office says when the semi-truck merged into the other lane, it is believed to have sideswiped an SUV, where both the semi and the SUV crashed into a guardrail.

After the crash, the semi went off the highway and into a 40 feet embankment to the nearby creek. The SUV stayed on I-70 WB at the guardrail and stopped, police say.

The right lane of I-70 WB was said to have reopened around 7 p.m.

Westbound I-70 was never entirely shut down.


According to Wayne County (Ind.) Dispatch, crews responded to a crash on westbound I-70 Thursday at around 3:15 p.m. Dispatch tells 2 NEWS it happened around the 155 mile marker.

The INDOT camera at I-70 and US 40 showed the backup around 6:20 p.m.

(INDOT Camera)

As of 6:25 p.m., the left lane of I-70 is the only lane in the portion of the interstate that is open to traffic. The right lane of the highway is closed. No current time has been announced for when the right lane will be opened.

OHGO is reporting a 52 minute delay as of 6:45 p.m., so if you are headed out towards the Indiana border from Ohio on I-70, you may want to take surface streets into Indiana to get around the backup.