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Huber Heights man killed in wrong-way crash on I-70

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 2:55 AM
Updated: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

A Huber Heights man was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 west near the Taywood Road overpass Monday morning, according to state troopers. 

Michael O’Shea, 46, was pronounced dead on the scene and an autopsy, to include toxicology, will be conducted to determine his cause and manner of death. 

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The crash was reported around 2:15 a.m. Monday and O’Shea was the driver of a Ford Explorer that was travelling east in the westbound lanes of the highway, according to troopers. 

A truck driver who witnessed the crash said O’Shea was driving the wrong-way on the highway with no headlights before he crashed head-on into a semi, however troopers said it was too early to make that determination.

“I didn’t see no headlights or anything,” said Jacob Cartwright, who witnessed the crash. “All I saw was…the taillights of the semi just go flying across the road into a ditch.” 

Troopers said O’Shea also side-swiped another vehicle before hitting the semi.

Troopers are working to identify where O’Shea entered the highway driving the wrong way.

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The westbound lanes were shut down for several hours while crews investigated the crash. The driver of the semi suffered injuries no believed to be life threatening.