COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A commercial truck driver will be charged with vehicular homicide after a 38-year-old man was killed in a crash that closed Interstate 270 northbound for hours early Friday on the east side of Franklin County, according to the Gahanna Division of Police.
Mubaraka Mohammed died after an oversized commercial truck with a high load struck the Claycraft Bridge, located between Hamilton Road and E. Broad Street at about 1:40 a.m., on I-270NB.
Two passenger vehicles then struck part of the crashed truck or its load, which had become separated when it struck the bridge, police said.
The driver of the Commercial DD&S Logistics Inc. truck out of Annapolis, Maryland has been identified as Cody Dee Weathers.
Weathers will be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony, according to police.
I-270 NB between I-70 and Hamilton Road reopened just after 11 a.m. The Claycraft Bridge was closed after it was damaged when it was struck by the load but has since reopened.