Traffic was affected for nearly 12 hours on Monday after a rig crashed and burned.
A rig and a mini-van crashed shortly before 11 a.m. Monday near Interstate 70 east near Interstate 71.
HAZMAT responded to the crash, and engineers inspected a bridge to make sure its structural integrity had not been compromised in the crash.
I-70 east and ramps near the highway were closed for hours.
The driver of the rig, which was hauling car batteries, escaped the burning cab, thanks to a number of Good Samaritans who stopped at the scene.
Off-duty Jackson Township firefighter Dave Fannin was driving his motorcycle when he saw the crash.
“I heard metal crunching, and I looked up,” Fannin said. ‘There’s a mini-van going into the wall, the semi was swerving and jackknifed and as soon as it jackknifed, it went over onto its side into the concrete divider. The second it hit the concrete divider, it burst into flames.”
Two other men, another off-duty firefighter from Hamilton Township and a man who had a sledgehammer in his vehicle, ran with him to the burning cab.
Two people were transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The names and conditions of those involved in the crash were not immediately known.
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