Motorist dies after dump truck with bed up knocks highway sign onto pickup

The Ohio State Patrol (OSP) is investigating after a motorist was fatally struck by an overhead highway sign.

The fatal accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.

UPDATE: I-480 westbound has reopened near State Road after a deadly crash this morning.The latest from the scene: https://bit.ly/3j1KiSb

Posted by News 5 Cleveland on Thursday, September 24, 2020

According to OSP, a dump truck with a raised bed was traveling westbound on I-480 when it struck the overhead sign at State Road.

UPDATE: I-480 westbound has reopened near State Road after a deadly crash this morning.The latest from the scene: https://bit.ly/3j1KiSb

Posted by News 5 Cleveland on Thursday, September 24, 2020

The crash caused the sign to collapse onto a Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The pickup driver died as a result of the sign falling on the vehicle.

UPDATE: I-480 westbound has reopened near State Road after a deadly crash this morning.The latest from the scene: https://bit.ly/3j1KiSb

Posted by News 5 Cleveland on Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that the dump truck had recently left a construction site.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the raised bed was operator error or a mechanical problem.

The crash caused major traffic backups in the area, but all lanes reopened around 11:00 a.m.