COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — I-70 eastbound closed Saturday morning in west Franklin County after a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said that the crash occurred Saturday morning around 6:30 a.m. near mile marker 88 close to the Madison County line.
Investigators say a tractor trailer struck a 2004 Nissan truck that was stopped on the freeway. The driver got out of the vehicle onto the roadway while a passenger exited to the side of the roadway. The tractor struck the driver on the roadway and he sustained fatal injuries from the crash.
The driver of the semi truck was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger was uninjured in the incident.
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced I-70 East reopened at 1:15 p.m.