I-270 re-opens on north side after semi-truck, trooper collide


COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Interstate 270 east has reopened on the north side after an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was injured when his cruiser hit a semi-truck.

It happened around 3am Saturday on I-270 east between U.S. 23 and Interstate 71. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Trooper Jimmy Estle, 30, of the Springfield Post of OSP, was driving his cruiser east on I-270 when his cruiser struck the rear-end of a semi-tractor with a trailer. The cruiser then struck the inside wall of the median. Trooper Estle was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the semi-truck, identified as Edgar Fannin, 48, of Grove City, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.Keep checking NBC4i.com for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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