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Columbus man dies after crashing semi truck into bridge on I-70 in Licking County

The crash happened on Interstate 70 before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Credit: Ohio Department of Transportation
An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper inspects the scene where a semi-tractor trailer crashed into a bridge on I-70 in Licking County on Nov. 8, 2021.

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio — A Columbus man died after the Ohio State Highway Patrol said he crashed a semi-tractor trailer into a bridge on Interstate 70 in Licking County on Monday.

OSHP said 29-year-old Abdukadir Shiil was driving eastbound on I-70 approximately one mile past State Route 668 when he went off the right side of the road and hit a bridge abutment.

Shiil was flown to Grant Medical Center where he died from his injuries on Tuesday.

As a result of the crash, debris from the trailer spilled onto the road and it took several hours to clean up and fully open the highway.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the bridge did not need repairs.

The crash remains under investigation.

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