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I-70 East near Clayton reopens after 4-vehicle crash sends child to hospital

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.: All lanes of I-70 East near Clayton are now open again, according to the state patrol.

The lanes reopened about 7:30 p.m., according to patrol dispatch.

UPDATE @ 6:48 p.m.: 

One lane is open on I-70 East near Clayton, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

UPDATE @ 5:51 p.m.: 

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Four vehicles, including a semitrailer, are involved in the chain-reaction accident that has shut down eastbound I-70 near Clayton.

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The semitrailer ended up in the ditch, on its wheels, when the driver took evasive action to avoid the three vehicles that had crashed in front of him. 

A baby in a car seat from one of the vehicles has been taken to Dayton Children's Hospital for evaluation, according to the state patrol. 

One of the drivers will be cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance, according to the state patrol. 

Eastbound I-70 will remain closed near Clayton at least another 30 minutes.

INITIAL REPORT

As many as five vehicles, including a semitrailer, are involved in a vehicle accident on I-70 East near Clayton in Montgomery County. 

The accident was dispatched as a multiple-injury accident, and we are working to learn more about the people reported to be injured. 

Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Hoke Road until further notice. 

The semitrailer is in a ditch, on its wheels. 

The accident was reported just after 4:30 p.m. and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are on scene. 

We will update this developing report as we learn more. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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