Former Ohio State gymnast dies after being hit by tractor trailer

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A former OSU gymnast has died after he was struck by a tractor trailer last week in nNorth Columbus.

Columbus Police say that Larry Mayer lost control of his vehicle early last Thursday morning at I-71 and I-270 in north Columbus, driving off the roadway and down an embankment.

Police believe that Mayer exited his car and began walking along the freeway. He was struck by a tractor trailer around 3:00 a.m.

Mayer was a two-time Academic All Big Ten Athlete and three-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete.

Mayer was originally from Carmel, Indiana.

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