I-70 shutdown after semi accident

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ENON,Ohio (WDTN) –  Troopers are investigating after a semi flipped on I-70 Saturday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a semi was traveling eastbound on I-70 around 5:30 p.m. when the driver veered off the road in a construction zone, over-corrected, lost control, and slammed into a cement construction barrier.

The semi-tractor trailer overturned onto its side and came to a rest across the eastbound lanes.

The driver was identified as 60-year-old Jerry Conklin of Springfield. He was taken to Springfield Medical Regional Hospital where he was treated an released.

Conklin was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

The semi-tractor trailer was towed from the scene.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 were totally shut down for about three hours.

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