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1 killed in I-470 crash

Updated: Friday, October 11 2013, 05:23 PM EDT

By: NEWS9

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio --

One person was killed in a rollover crash Friday on Interstate 470 in Belmont County.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-470 in St. Clairsville.

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials said a sport utility vehicle was traveling in the right eastbound lane and went left of center. The SUV slightly struck an Acura, which was in the left eastbound lane, and the impact caused both vehicles to roll over several times.

State patrol officials were the first to arrive at the scene. Crews had to cut Acura to free the driver, who was pinned between the car and the ground. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

OSHP called in a professional reconstructionist to investigate the crash scene, and the area of the crash on of I-470 east was closed to traffic for several hours.

“What he'll do is use his forensic computers to map the scene, that way we can show evidence what actually occurred. And we also have witness statements of a driver that was directly behind both vehicles when the crash happened as well,” said Sgt. James Fonda of the OSHP.

The driver of the sport utility vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.

1 killed in I-470 crash


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