CLARK COUNTY — One man is dead after a crash involving three cars on westbound I-70 in Clark County Wednesday evening.
Sgt. Ryan May of the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told News Center 7 that the accident happened around 7:30 p.m.
May said a car was stopped in the center lane on westbound I-70 near Mad River Township when a van was unable to swerve out of the way and hit it. May said a third car then hit both cars, pushing them into a tow truck.
May said a trooper was on the way to check on the car stopped originally stopped in the center lane prior to the crash.
The driver of that car was identified as 21-year-old Jacob Alan Lewis from Bellefontaine.
The Coroner pronounced Lewis dead at the scene, according to a press release.
One passenger of that car, 21-year-old Alexander Lindstrom from Bellefontaine, was flown to Miami Valley Hospital for serious injuries.
The crash closed I-70 for approximately three hours.
The crash is under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol.
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