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48-year-old man dead after concrete truck crashes on I-71 near Polaris

It is not known what led to the crash.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 48-year-old man is dead after a crash on southbound Interstate-71 near Polaris just after noon on Friday.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just north of the Gemini Place exit.

OSHP said William Tucker was driving the truck when it traveled off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail, hit a utility pole, struck several trees and overturned before coming to a rest.

Tucker was pronounced dead the scene.

It is unknown what may have led to the crash but OHSP is investigating the incident. 

Tucker was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, OSHP said. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor.

The southbound lanes of I-71 have reopened.

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