COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A semi-truck crash left one man dead and shut down a portion of Interstate 70 Sunday afternoon.
According to Columbus police, the truck was driving west on I-70 at approximately 12:49 p.m. when it lost control, drove over the wire barrier, crossed the grass median, and started driving in the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes. The truck then crossed back over the median and hit the Woodcrest Road bridge embankment.
The driver was taken to Grant Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Police did not identify the driver or what led to his death.
Responding emergency crews initially shut down I-70 in both directions at the I-270 merging area on the east side in Columbus.
As of 5:50 p.m., all lanes and ramps have reopened.
Video of crews responding to the crash can be watched in the player below.
The Ohio Department of Transportation examined the bridge and found it to be sound, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.