Driver killed in crash that shut down stretch of Ohio Turnpike Friday
WEST UNITY, Ohio (WTVG) - A driver was killed in a crash that shut down a stretch of the Ohio Turnpike Friday morning.
The crash occurred on Nov. 17 at approximately 8:04 a.m. on the Ohio Turnpike at milepost 20 in the village of West Unity in Williams County.
Ohio State Highway Patrol says a 2002 Toyota RAV 4 was traveling westbound on I-80 when it drove off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail, re-entered the road and crashed into another guard rail.
The driver, who was the only person in the car, was ejected. He was air-lifted to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
OSHP says alcohol and drug use are not believed to be a factor in the crash. The identity of the driver is not being released until his next-of-kin is notified.
According to OSHP, the westbound lanes of I-80 were closed for approximately 55 minutes.
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