One dead after crash, tanker fire in northwest Columbus

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COLUMBUS - All roads have reopened except for one ramp after a single-vehicle crash and large fire near Dublin in northwest Columbus.

The crash happened on the ramp from US 33 east to I-270 north Monday morning.

Police say a tractor-trailer was on the ramp when the driver lost control and crashed.

Dublin Police Lt. Steve Farmer said one person was killed in the crash and it appears to be the driver of the tractor-trailer.

The truck was carrying up to 8,000 gallons of fuel, according to police. Several hundred meters of the roadway burned after fuel spilled and ignited as a result of the crash.

The ramp will be closed up to a week for repairs, according to ODOT.

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Latest closures, traffic updates from ODOT:

  • Both directions of I-270 and US 33 are now open
  • All ramps (except US 33 east to I-270 north) are now open
  • The ramp from US 33 east to I-270 north will remain closed up to a week for concrete repairs
    • The detour is US 33 east to I-270 south to Tuttle Crossing to I-270 north

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