Semi crash on I-70 near Old Mill Road shutdown eastbound lanes

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — A semi has crashed into the exit sign for route 68 on eastbound I-70, clean up is underway but the interstate is closed. Authorities have now established a detour.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said that the accident happened around 6:17 a.m. around the 51 mile marker. Troopers on the scene told 2 NEWS that witnesses saw the truck veer off the road and catch fire.

The semi was the only vehicle involved in the accident but other truckers allegedly pulled over to help put out the fire and get the driver out.

The driver was taken to the hospital for observation, whether he was injured is unknown at this time. No other injures were reported.

WDTN.com will update this story when more information is available.


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