SUV driver killed in I-70 W crash with semi in Clark County

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An SUV driver was killed in a crash on I-70 West after crashing into the back of a broken down flatbed semi truck in the center lane.

Credit: Bill Lackey

A Westerville, Ohio, man died near Springfield in a Thursday morning crash on Interstate 70 between an SUV and a disabled flatbed truck.

The crash reported just after 10:40 a.m. temporarily shut down I-70 West beyond state Route 54 to U.S. 40, according to the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A 2007 Sterling commercial truck broke down in the center lane following an equipment failure when a 2021 Subaru Ascent driven by 54-year-old Michael W. Stevenson struck the right rear of the flatbed trailer. The impact forced the SUV off the right side of the interstate into a ravine.

Stevenson was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said. There were no other occupants in the SUV, which had an Illinois license plate.

The driver of the truck, Corey D. Hill, 40, of Marion, was treated for minor injuries.

The Harmony Twp. Fire Department responded to the crash, and the Clark County Coroner’s Office was requested to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the highway patrol.

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Troopers examine the wreckage after an SUV slammed into the back of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Troopers examine the wreckage after an SUV slammed into the back of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

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Troopers examine the wreckage after an SUV slammed into the back of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

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Harmony Twp. fire crews examine the wreckage after an SUV slammed into the back of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Harmony Twp. fire crews examine the wreckage after an SUV slammed into the back of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

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Harmony Twp. fire crews examine the wreckage after an SUV slammed into the back of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

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An SUV slammed into the back right corner of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

An SUV slammed into the back right corner of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

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An SUV slammed into the back right corner of a broken down flatbed semi trailer Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2022, on Interstate 70 West in Harmony Twp., killing its driver. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

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