18 Vehicle Crash Shuts Down I-70

18 Vehicle Crash Shuts Down I-70

by Kelly Choate on February 16, 2013

An 18 vehicle crash shut down Interstate 70 in Licking County Saturday afternoon.

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol said it happened just before 4 p.m. on I-70 west of State Route 37.  A semi tractor trailer was heading eastbound on I-70 when it changed lanes in the path of a Toyota Corolla.

The extremely low visibility from a whiteout caused 16 more cars to crash.  The collision closed the eastbound lanes of I-70 for about three hours.

Several people were taken to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.  The accident remains under investigation.