I-270 southbound reopens near Tuttle Crossing following multi-vehicle crash, fire


All lanes of Interstate 270 southbound have reopened in the Tuttle Crossing area following a multi-vehicle crash.

A total of 10 vehicles, 8 cars and 2 semis, were involved in the crash.

Witness Jake Thompson tells 10TV he was headed home and driving in the southbound lanes on Interstate 270, when he noticed a red semi-truck in the lane next to him swerving.

Thompson said he decided he did not want to pass it.

“After the Tuttle exit I look up and realize that traffic is basically stopped,” Thompson said.

Thompson then said the semi driver did not slow down.

"Then he just rear-ended the guy in front of him,” Thompson said.

Footage from Chopper 10 showed two vehicles that caught fire. Crews eventually used foam to put out the flames.

Thompson said he pulled over to check on drivers and passengers involved in the crash.

"Once we realized that everything was on fire, kinda just drug as many people away as they could,” he said.

Lanes were closed for over two hours as crews were on the scene to investigate and clear the roadway.

Chief Martin said three people were transported to Riverside Medical Center in stable condition.

The Columbus Division of Police is handling the investigation. No word yet on what caused the crash.