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Driver dies after semi overturns near southwest Columbus; I-270 east at I-71 reopens

I-270 eastbound at I-71 was shut down for hours due to the crash.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person is dead after a semitruck overturned on Interstate 270 eastbound near southwest Columbus on Tuesday. 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said at 6:37 a.m., a white Freightliner tractor trailer towing tandem trailers was traveling east on Interstate 270 approaching I-71 when it lost control.

The truck crossed from the fast lane to the median where it rolled onto its side and ended up facing west. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced deceased at 7:49 a.m.

I-270 was shut down for more than 12 hours due to a possible hazmat spill.

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