Truck Driver Survives Wrong-Way Crash On I-70 In Ohio

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Yesterday afternoon, a wrong-way driver collided with an oncoming truck in Ohio.

The accident occurred on Interstate 70, near the 48-mile marker, at approximately 2:00 pm.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said Chris A. Coleman, 35, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed head-on into an eastbound truck.

Following the impact, both vehicles ignited into flames.

Witnesses said it appeared Coleman drove at the truck. At this time, it is unknown if Coleman experienced a medical episode.

“All of a sudden, they just drove right at that semi. It’s like they picked that semi and just drove right at it,” the witness who has been identified as Jason (last name withheld), told WHIO.

The truck driver was able to escape the blazing truck. Amazingly, he escaped with only a few scratches.

Coleman died at the scene.

The truck driver has not yet been identified.

The accident shut down the highway for several hours.

The accident remains under investigation.

Video Source: WHIO

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