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Fatal Crash Near Zanesville Closes I-70 For Several Hours

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Eastbound Interstate 70 near Zanesville was closed for several hours Sunday after a crash that killed two people, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 2:20 p.m. on I-70 near the Norwich exit when a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on the interstate. 

According to the patrol, the vehicle went into the median, became airborne, overturned and traveled into the eastbound lanes of I-70.

One person was ejected from the vehicle, and another was partially ejected.

Both occupants died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The victims were identified as 25-year-old Tamara Carnes, of Pittsburgh, and 27-year-old Omar Lawson, of McKeesport, Penn.

I-70 east was closed west of the crash scene for more than three hours during the investigation. Motorists were routed to state Route 40 as a detour.

The highway reopened at about 7 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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