Snowy roads cause multiple crashes; one fatality reported

A snowy Thursday morning resulted in multiple crashes closing highways for hours, including a fatal crash on Interstate 70 in Clark County that killed a 20-year-old man.

A 2005 Honda Civic driven by Caleb Runyeon of Cleveland, and a 2016 Freightliner commercial truck, driven by Trevor James, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, side-swiped each other around 6 a.m. on I-70 west near Enon, according to the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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This caused Runyeon’s car to travel off the right side of the road and strike a guardrail. James’ truck traveled off the left side of the road, struck a concrete barrier, traveled back across all lanes and stopped in the road, OSHP said.

Runyeon was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene, OSHP said.

James and his passenger, Kyle Ford, 40, of Smyrna, Delaware, were not injured.

The crash caused I-70 to be closed for roughly four hours before it reopened around 10 a.m.

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Another crash involving a semi also closed the highway Thursday morning in Dayton.

A crash around 7 a.m. on I-75 south near U.S. 35 west resulting in all southbound lanes closing, according to Dayton police.

Initial reports indicated that a semi knocked over a pole.

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It is not clear if anyone was injured in the second crash.