Shifting load may have caused U.S. 35 West crash

Published: Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 5:11 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 10:44 PM

UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.: The preliminary investigation of the U.S. 35 West crash near Steve Whalen Boulevard suggests the dump truck’s load may have shifted and caused the vehicle to overturn and spill its contents of wood chips all over the roadway, Dayton Sgt. Stephen Clark said.

The scene was cleaned up and all lanes of the roadway were reopened just before 7 p.m.

UPDATE @ 5:29 p.m.: The driver of the dump truck that overturned on U.S. 35 West near Steve Whalen Boulevard, was not injured. A Dayton police officer said the man will be cited for failure to control and for a load violation.

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Cleanup will take at least two hours because of the payload, wood chips, that have been spilled.

A wrecker is on scene, so the entire highway has been shut down to right the truck and get it out of the way.

FIRST REPORT

A dump truck crash on U.S. 35 West, in the area of Steve Whalen Boulevard, is snarling traffic.

We’re told the truck’s payload is all over the roadway. The accident was reported at 4:53 p.m. The cause and whether there are any injuries has not been made clear. Dayton police are on scene.

Traffic is getting by on the left side of the roadway as the accident scene is along the right lane.

We have a crew on scene and we’ll update this report as information becomes available.