I-70 crash kills worker


ENGLEWOOD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a chain reaction crash that killed a worker in the construction zone on Interstate 70 near Englewood.

Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 43-year-old Daniel Walker.

The crash happened on I-70 eastbound near milepost 30 around 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

According to officials, traffic had been diverted to a set of new inside lanes to the left of the highway’s original lanes. Workers were moving a concrete barrier to the right side or south side of the new lanes. A dump truck that was part of the construction crew and located in the construction zone pulled out into left hand lane. According to OSP Lt. Mark W. Nichols, the driver of the dump truck apparently didn’t see a semi approaching in the same lane and the dump truck collided with the semi.

The semi struck the left concrete barrier, bounced off and then struck the right concrete barrier and also struck a piece of construction equipment where Walker was on foot in the vicinity of the equipment.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash shut down the highway and traffic was rerouted off the exit and directed to Airport Access Road and then back onto the highway.

OSP is still investigating.