One hospitalized following semi-truck overturning

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person has been taken to the hospital following an overturned tractor-trailer in Columbus Friday.

According to Columbus Police, the unidentified person was transported to Grant Medical Center, where his condition is unknown at this time.

The accident occurred on the eastbound ramp from I-70 onto northbound I-270 on the city’s west side.

Both the ramp and the right lane of I-270 in the area are closed.

Police are investigating the crash.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, there have been a total of 10 semis rolling over on this particular ramp since 2011. There were five in 2011; 2 in 2012; and one each year in 2013. 2015 and 2018. There were no semis reported rolling over on that ramp in 2014, 2016, and 2017, according to ODOT.

An ODOT spokesman said the configuration of the ramp has not changed since 2011.

ODOT also said it currently has warning signs on the ramp and are considering adding more to encourage drivers to obey the posted 30 mph speed limit.

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Ramp on I-70

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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