BUTLER TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Police are investigating a fatal crash at westbound Interstate 70 near Interstate 75.
Investigators say a semi truck rear ended another truck around 6:30 pm Tuesday.
A third semi and several other cars then became snarled in the crash.
Troopers say the truck driver that was killed failed to notice the slowed traffic in front of him in time to stop.
“This is the most devastating commercial vehicle crash I have ever seen in 14 years. The impact to the rear of the vehicle took the entire front of the cab off and the roof of the cab and embedded it into the trailer of this red semi,” said Lt. Mark Nichols, Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The victim is from out of state. His name has not been released.
That backup was caused by an earlier crash a few miles away, also in the westbound lanes of I-70.
A car and a semi truck collided. No serious injuries were reported there.