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Police: Man dies after hitting stopped semi on I-270

A 53-year-old man from Columbus was killed after he struck a semi that was stopped on I-270 Wednesday night.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have identified the man who was killed in a fatal crash on I-270 on the city’s west side Wednesday night.

According to police, a semi was disabled and stopped in the right lane of I-270 southbound, just south of Roberts Road due to a mechanical problem. The driver of the semi was outside the vehicle.

Fifty-three-year-old James Frye, who was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer southbound on I-270, struck the rear of the semi. Frye was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.