Truck driver faces homicide charge after oversized load crushes car

Happened early this morning in Ohio.

Oversized Load

Ohio police say that a truck driver has been charged after the oversized load that he was hauling struck an overpass and then fell on top of a car, killing one person early this morning.

The incident occurred around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, August 30, in Gahanna, Ohio.

Authorities will be charging the truck driver with aggravated vehicular homicide after the equipment he was hauling detached and landed on a vehicle on I-270.

Posted by 10TV – WBNS on Friday, August 30, 2019

According to a report from the Gahanna Division of Police, truck driver Cody Dee Weathers was hauling heavy farm equipment northbound on I-270 when the high load struck the Claycraft Road Bridge.

The load fell off of the truck and onto a car traveling behind the truck.

Police say that 38 year old motorist Mohammed Mubaraka died as a result of the crash.

Weathers was uninjured.

Police say that they have charged Weathers with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide.

UPDATE ON FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH: 8/30/2019 at 9:53 a.m. Mohammed Mubaraka a thirty-eight year old male resident of…

Posted by Gahanna Division of Police on Friday, August 30, 2019

Weathers was driving for DD&S Logistics Inc. out of Annapolis, Maryland.

Local news station 10TV reports that Weathers was operating outside of the provisions of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Special Hauling Permit.

Weathers is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail.

Northbound I-270 was closed for several hours as a result of the fatal incident.

This is a developing story.