George Hiotis

***UPDATE*** One Lane of I-70 Opens at Cambridge

by George Hiotis on May 22, 2014 at 1:45 am

The Cambridge Post of the Highway Patrol says two accidents near Cambridge forced the closing of I-70 for a few hours today.  It happened around 8:30 this morning.  Troopers say an accident on 70 just about one mile east of the State Route 209 exit had slowed traffic onto one lane.  Investigators say that is what caused a more spectacular accident near the 209 exit.  Troopers say 58-year-old Jonathan Danberry was stopped in his semi tractor trailer on I-70 when another semi slammed into the back of his truck.  The Patrol says that truck was driven by 38-year-old Brad Creeks of Zanesville.  The cab of Creeks truck was destroyed in the crash. Creeks had to be transported to Southeastern Ohio Med for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The Patrol also cited Creeks for not having assured clear distance.  One lane of I-70 at 209 remains closed until the Ohio E-P-A oversees the clean up of spilled diesel fuel.