Driver seriously injured in rollover crash on I-70 West in Preble County

PREBLE COUNTY — The driver of an SUV suffered serious injuries in a crash Wednesday afternoon on I-70 West in Preble County and has been taken to Reid Health in Indiana, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The accident was reported just before 3:30 p.m. on the interstate, just west of Route 503, patrol Sgt. Bradley Hess said.

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The driver, whose name has not been released, was headed east when his SUV left the roadway for unknown reason and rolled several times after it entered the median. The driver was alone.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, Hess said.

Debris from the wreckage was thrown into the westbound lanes, and that prompted the patrol to shut down of those lanes, Hess said.

The left lane of I-70 West is to be reopened by 5 p.m., he said.