VIDEO: Crash Between Semi Trucks Snarls I-75 Traffic


( Liberty Twp ) - A nasty crash involving a pair of tractor-trailers killed one driver and paralyzed traffic for hours on Tuesday morning.

Video taken by 700WLW's Scott Sloan shows the aftermath of the crash on northbound I-75 near the 27 mile marker.

A release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol says James Barnett III was driving his flatbed truck hauling aluminum coils just before 9am when another semi in front of him slowed down for an unknown reason. Investigators say Barnett swerved and struck the rear of that trailer before overturning and driving off the left side of the highway into the median.

Barnett was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Right now it does not appear as though alcohol or drugs played a role. There's no word yet if any charges will be filed.


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