SUNBURY, Ohio (WCMH) — A Florida man is dead after a crash along I-71 in Delaware County, Monday night.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 9:50 p.m., Matthew B. Allen, 38, of Brandon, Florida was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra northbound on I-71, when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the median cable and returned onto the northbound roadway.
Troopers say Allen’s Hyundai was then struck by a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia that was also traveling northbound, causing both vehicles to travel off the left side of the roadway, and strike the median cable barrier before the Freightliner overturned.
Allen was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Freightliner was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers say they continue to investigate but both drivers were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred.