1 dead, 1 in critical condition after crash involving 3 semis in Preble County

A Kansas man is dead after a crash on I-70 in Preble County at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The crash was around the third mile marker and involved three semi trucks, the release said.

OSHP said that Zachary T. Ryback, 24, of Colony, Kansas was driving a 2015 Freightliner and crashed into the semi in front of him, a 2012 Volvo commercial truck driven by Ellen N. Asaro, 58, of Bellville, Michigan. Asaro’s vehicle then struck the truck in front, a 2015 Freightliner driven by Stanimir Miloutinov 53 of Manitoba, Canada, the release stated.

Ryback was pronounced dead on the scene and a passenger in Ryback’s vehicle, Paige M. Taylor, 22, of Indianapolis, was transported to Kettering Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both Ryback and Taylor were wearing their seat belts, the release said.

The crash remains under investigation by the OSHP. The OSHP, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Transportation, Emergency Management Agency, and Preble County Coroner all responded to the scene.

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