COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead after driving a semi truck that overturned on a Columbus highway on the city’s south side, shutting down the road for an extended period of time Tuesday.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office states at 6:37 a.m., a semi truck overturned in the median on Interstate 270 eastbound near the ramp of Interstate 71. The driver was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 7:49 a.m.
All traffic was closed at I-270 between U.S. Route 62/State Route 3 and U.S. Route 23 because of a possible hazmat situation after the crash, according to the sheriff’s office. The busy roadway remained closed through the evening rush hour, reopening just after 8:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency responded to the scene to help with cleanup.
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