Fatal crash on Ohio Turnpike under investigation

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 9:53 AM EDT
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FULTON COUNTY, Ohio. (WPTA) - A fatal investigation involving a 2019 Freightliner utility truck is under investigation in Fulton County.

Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, August 5, on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 41 in Pike Township.

State patrol says 30-year-old Nicholas A. George of St. Lawrence, Ohio, was driving eastbound on IR 80, when the vehicle exited the left side of the road and entered the median. The vehicle then re-entered the westbound lanes, overturned, and ejected 30-year-old Javier A. Rodriguez of Cleveland, Ohio.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene. George was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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