CLARK COUNTY — One person was killed and several crashes were reported on I-70 in Clark County near the Enon Road exit that prompted both directions of the highway to be shut down at times Thursday morning.
The first crash happened in the westbound lanes around 6 a.m., after a car and semi side-swiped each other, state troopers said. Caleb Runyeon, 20, of Cleveland, was the driver of the car involved and he died at the scene, according to OSHP.
The semi driver and his passenger were not hurt.
The crash prompted the first closure of the westbound lanes, according to investigators.
While the westbound lanes were closed for cleanup and investigation, several crashes were reported in the backup, specifically around 8:30 a.m. Crashes reported around that time forced state troopers to keep the westbound lanes closed and also shut down the eastbound lanes.
The conditions and number of people injured in the additional crashes were not known however multiple medics and fire personnel were requested to the scene.
Both directions of the highway were eventually allowed to reopen close to 10 a.m.
Slick roads were reported by fire crews and state troopers while investigating the additional crashes after 8 a.m.
Additional details were not available. We’ll update this story as we learn more.
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