A fiery car accident in Madison County on Interstate 70 near State Route 29 in Jefferson Township, caused the death of one person. The accident occurred early Sunday morning, August 29th. The crash report showed that one of the drivers involved drove the wrong way, causing the collision.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident in Madison County happened in the eastbound lane of the interstate at about 6 a.m. The preliminary inquiry revealed a black Dodge Ram truck traveled eastbound on Interstate 70. Then a red 2007 Chrysler 300 approached from the opposite direction.
State troopers said the Chrysler was westbound in the eastbound lanes. The two vehicles then collided in the left lane and caught fire. Medics transported the truck driver to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for treatment, but the state highway patrol did not provide information on the victim’s condition.
The Chrysler driver died at the crash scene. The troopers are yet to identify the motorist and will inform the family once they do. In addition, the investigation is ongoing to determine how the Chrysler driver ended up driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. The accident led to the closure of the affected roadway until about 10 a.m.
A wrong-way driver drives against the natural traffic flow. Generally, it is a traffic offense where the offender gets a ticket. However, the wrong-way driver faces more stringent punishment if there’s a crash that leads to severe bodily injury or death.
A victim of a wrong-way accident can bring a claim for compensation against the wrong-way driver. Doing this is easier if you work with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer. So contact us today at Young, Reverman, and Mazzei for a free case review.