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Fairfield County man dies in crash on I-670

Police said 50-year-old Curtis Akers, of Bremen, died in Tuesday's crash.
Credit: Ohio Department of Transportation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is dead after a crash on I-670 on Tuesday, according to Columbus police.

Police said 50-year-old Curtis Akers, of Bremen in Fairfield County, was driving a dump truck westbound on the highway, west of North 4th Street just before 5:30 a.m.

Police said Akers and a westbound driver in a Honda Accord sideswiped each other during a lane change under the North High Street cap.

Both drivers then crashed into walls on either side of the highway.

Akers was taken to Grant Medical Center where he later died.

The other driver was not hurt.

Akers' death is the 30th traffic fatality in Columbus in 2021.