PREBLE COUNTY — One Miami County man died following a fatal crash on Interstate 70 in Preble County early Monday morning, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson.
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Troopers were dispatched to the area of I-70 near mile post 1 in Jefferson Township around 3:01 a.m.
A 2021 Ford F-350 pulling a trailer was traveling east on I-70 when it pulled to the right shoulder to stop. A 2000 Toyota RAV4 also going eastbound struck the trailer, according to a preliminary investigation.
Shayne Sowers, 20 of West Milton, was the driver of the Toyota and succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.
Bidzina Mimioshvili, 36, from Brooklyn, New York drove the Ford and was not hurt.
No charges have been filed.
The crash remains under investigation.
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News Center 7 crews at the scene described traffic backing up into Indiana.
Troopers eventually helped traffic, composed of mostly commercial trucks, exit the nearest open freeway exit.
When responders first arrived, crews called for a MedFlight, dispatch said. However, it was later canceled once the victim was pronounced dead.
Previous reports stated that the crash involved a semi truck trailer, but News Center 7 crews later determined it was a truck carrying transit vans.
We will continue to provide updates.
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