Highway reopens after serious crash on I-70 in Clark County

SCENES: Crash on WB I-70 closes lanes

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.: 

All eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 have reopened and only one westbound lane remains blocked after an earlier crash in Clark County.

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State troopers said the crash was caused by a backup that formed due to a vehicle fire near the I-70 west exit to Ohio 72, dispatched around 11 a.m.

Around 11:30 a.m., the van slammed into the back of a Snap-On tools truck that was slowing down for the backup caused by the fire, investigators said.

The driver of the van was trapped in their vehicle as a result of the crash. They were extricated and transported to Miami Valley Hospital by a medical helicopter but their condition wasn’t available.

The far left lane remains the only lane blocked on I-70 west.

UPDATE @ 11:55 a.m.:

Emergency crews have now blocked both directions of Interstate 70, west of the Ohio 41 exit, following a serious crash.

The crash occurred in the westbound lanes, but eastbound lanes have been blocked for a medical helicopter to land.

A van slammed into the back of a Snap-on tools truck, trapping the van’s driver in the vehicle, according to our crew on the scene.

The condition of the driver was not immediately available.


All westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are shut down, west of Ohio 41 in Clark County following a serious three-vehicle crash Friday morning.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the highway, west of the Ohio 41 exit around 11:25 a.m. on reports of a crash with possible entrapment.

Initial reports indicate at least one person was trapped in a vehicle and a medical helicopter was requested to the scene.

All westbound lanes are shut down, according to the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Additional details were not available.

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update as we learn more.