Second multi-vehicle crash occurs on I-70 EB, about an hour after first
A second multi-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 70 eastbound Wednesday morning.
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Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Mad River Township responded to a three-car crash on Interstate 70 eastbound near Osburn Road at around 7:20 a.m., the sheriff’s office dispatch confirmed.
Crews at the scene reported that at least one vehicle was smoking, according to traffic on emergency scanners.
Medics responded to the scene; however, there were no reported injuries, the sheriff’s office dispatch informed.
Crews closed the right two lanes to handle the crash, seen on Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) traffic cameras. The lanes reopened at around 9:30 a.m.
This crash is the second multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 eastbound. News Center 7 previously reported that another multi-vehicle crash occurred about an hour before, three miles up the highway.
Crews shut down all eastbound lanes beyond Spangler Road because of the first crash, ODOT stated. However, they were able to reopen the eastbound lanes in about two hours.
News Center 7 crews attempted to reach the scene, but immense traffic prevented crews from reaching the crash site before it cleared.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation into the crash.