Fatal Accident Involving SUV On I-70

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 12, 2013 at 6:16 am

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened around 2:30 p.m. near the Norwich exit on Interstate 70.

According to troopers at the Zanesville Post, an SUV carrying two people was driving eastbound on I-70 when it rolled over multiple times and ejected the two people in the vehicle, causing two deaths.

Dispatcher Courtright says I-70 eastbound will be shut down for several hours and says traffic is backed up on I-70 westbound. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible. The Ohio Department of Transportation is on the scene assisting the OSHP.

No names are being released at this time. Stay with WHIZ for updates on the accident.