Victim in 2nd fatal, fiery I-70 crash in Clark County identified

MAD RIVER TWP. — The victim killed in the second of two fiery, fatal crashes Thursday on Interstate 70 was identified as 66-year-old Jimmy L. Carnegie of Englewood by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

  • Crash reported at 1:09 p.m. on Interstate 70 East near mile post 48
  • Jimmy L. Carnegie of Englewood pronounced dead at the scene
  • Crash is second fatal, fiery collision Oct. 4 on I-70 in Clark County

Jimmy Carnegie was headed east on I-70 near mile post 48 when his 2004 Nissan Pathfinder caught fire after it was rear-ended by a 2003 Freightliner driven by Abdirashid O. Farah of Columbus, according to the patrol’s Springfield Post.

>> Man killed in fiery I-70 crash in Clark County identified

A woman driving on I-70 west called 911 after she saw the crash and Carnegie’s burning vehicle.

“It looks like someone is trying to get him out. They’ve got the trunk open.

“It’s flames, it’s fire,” she said.

Carnegie, who was wearing a seat belt, was pulled from the Nissan before it was engulfed. However, he did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

Farah, 39, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

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All lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed for three hours east of I-675, with traffic diverted onto Ohio 4 for the crash, which remains under investigation, the highway patrol said.

Bethel Twp. and Mad River Twp. fire departments, the Ohio Department of Transportation and Clark County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

The crash is second deadly and fiery crash Thursday on I-70 involving a semi in Clark County. It’s also the third crash on I-70 in the county that has resulted in a vehicle fire.

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