Roll Over on Interstate Impacts Traffic

by Katie McGraw on December 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

A one vehicle accident involving a semi truck halted traffic on interstate 70 for miles and for several hours Saturday evening.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 8 p.m, the driver reported he was traveling eastbound near mile marker 146, when another car cut him off. This locked the trucks brakes and the driver lost control, veering off the roadway and into the median causing the truck to roll on its side.

The good news is, no one was injured and the driver was wearing his seatbelt. The wreck remains under investigation to determine if there was another car involved and if so, who will be cited.

Based on the many reports given to WHIZ, traffic was at a dead stop for more than 2 hours in the eastbound lane. Muskingum County EMA was also called to the scene due to oil spilled on the road way. National Trails Fire and EMS also assisted at the scene. Speed and wet weather are suspected to be factors in the crash.