Stories tagged with: I-70 accident

March 17, 2012 - 4:33pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

An accident slowed traffic on interstate-70 early Saturday. According to the State Highway Patrol, a mini-van was traveling eastbound on I-70 when it crossed the median near the Airport Road exit. The van struck a Buick traveling westbound. The patrol says the two drivers were the only people involved in the crash. The driver of the van was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

December 31, 2011 - 7:22pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

An elderly Florida couple was trapped in their car after going over a guard rail, this evening.

The accident happened on I-70 westbound around mile marker 142
According to the State Highway Patrol and National Trail Fire Department, The driver of the vehicle drifted into another lane, then over-corrected; causing the car to flip over a guard rail and into a tree.
Rescuers has to use the Jaws of Life to free the occupants, and a chainsaw to cut away tree limbs from the...

December 22, 2011 - 10:42am
4 years 7 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says one lane of I-70 westbound is closed in Guernsey County. O-dot says it is one mile west of the Guernsey/Belmont County line. A commercial vehicle accident caused the problem and motorists should expect delays. O-dot estimates that I-70 westbound won’t reopen until 1:00 Thursday afternoon.

December 5, 2011 - 7:39pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Two people are injured in a one vehicle accident on Interstate 70.

State Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Fowler said it happened around 5:45 PM near the Adamsville exit on I-70.

"A white Acura was eastbound on I-70, and there's a lot of water on the roads," said Fowler.  "We've had some heavy rain, and apparently he hydroplaned and lost control of the car, struck the median wall and overturned."

Fowler said two male juveniles suffered minor injuries....

October 25, 2011 - 4:42pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A rollover accident on Interstate 70 sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates said it happened around 1:30 PM on I-70 near the New Concord exit.  The State Highway Patrol also responded to the call.  Gates said a Honda Civic was traveling east when it lost control and rolled into the westbound lanes.

"All the witnesses are telling us that it was hit by a semi, and it knocked them over the hill, and they rolled several...

August 31, 2011 - 5:47am
4 years 23 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a Wednesday morning accident on the Interstate.

The Licking County Post of the State Highway Patrol said the accident between a van and a semi took place around 6:14 Wednesday morning on Interstate 70 west near the Newark/Thornville exit.

Dispatchers said while crews work to clear the scene traffic will remain contained to one lane. Injuries are unknown at this time.

June 13, 2011 - 5:25am
4 years 34 weeks ago

The Monday morning commute may be a slow one for those trying to make it east on Interstate 70.

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol said I-70 eastbound between Pataskala and Kirkersville is down to one lane because of an accident.

We'll bring you more throughout the morning.

June 10, 2011 - 3:37am
4 years 35 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said a portion of westbound Interstate 70 in Guernsey County was closed early this morning...but as of 7:30 am one westbound lane has been re-opened.  The accident happened between State Route 83 in New Concord (mile marker 169) and U.S. 40 in Norwich.  Diesel fuel was spilled as a result of the accident, but most of it has been cleaned up.  Traffic is moving slow through the area since only one lane of the interstate is open....

September 27, 2010 - 7:49am
5 years 19 weeks ago

The eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of Interstate 70 at exit 160 near Airport Road is now open following a Monday morning accident.

Sergeant Clark Felix with the State Highway Patrol said a semi and car were both traveling west on the roadway when the car driven by Garcia Gomez went off the roadway, hit a guardrail and then came back onto the roadway into the path of the semi, driven by Allan Romanik.

Romanik struck Gomez's car and then continued into the grass median...

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