Ohio Turnpike reopened after fatal accident - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Ohio Turnpike reopened after fatal accident

Posted: Updated:

Traffic is flowing on the eastbound lanes of the turnpike once again after a major wreck forced detours during the busy morning commute.

The crash took the life of a truck driver from Wisconsin. It happened in the eastbound lanes right along the exit ramp to I-280, exit number 71 in Stony Ridge, around 5:30 Friday morning.

State troopers say one semi had its blinker on and was getting off the road, when another commercial truck slammed into the back of it.

The tractor-trailer then flipped and landed sideways on 80-90. The impact killed the driver of that semi.

A few seconds later, an SUV driven by an employee of the turnpike apparently crashed into the wreck.

It took roughly five hours to clear the debris, finish the investigation, and reopen the turnpike.

The man who died has been identified as George Belchev. The two other drivers were both taken to the hospital. Both are expected to be ok.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:32:29 GMT
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
  • Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:06:04 GMT
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
  • Suspected serial robber arrested

    Suspected serial robber arrested

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:27:17 GMT
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!