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Driver trapped after wrecking rig outfitted as a mobile crane

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A semi truck outfitted as a mobile crane crash traps driver in Ohio on Sunday morning, keeping the truck driver inside the wrecked cab for around a half hour. 

The accident happened at about 9 a.m. on Interstate 70 near Huber Heights, Ohio on October 15th. 

According to Springfield News Sun, the Western Star mobile crane semi truck was traveling west on I-70 near the New Carlisle exit when it swerved off the right side of the road and overturned and hit multiple trees and a fence. The truck eventually came to a stop in a ditch. 

The 63-year-old unnamed truck driver was trapped inside of the wrecked cab for about 30 minutes as crews worked to rescue him. The man was then transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver was also cited for failure to control. 

The right lane of I-70 was shut down for approximately four hours as crews worked to clear the wrecked truck. The lane has since been reopened. The single-vehicle wreck is still under investigation.

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