18 Vehicle Crash Shuts Down I-70

by Kelly Choate on February 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

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.