OSP: a life-saving warning for drivers

Deadly crash shuts down I-675 at I-70 (WDTN photo)

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Less than 24 hours after a deadly accident, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is giving several warnings to drivers.

Lieutenant Brian Aller says each situation is unique, but that you should always exercise caution when coming up to the scene of an accident.

“Car fires are really touchy because you never know what could explode, what could happen. Different vehicles, like electric vehicles have batteries in them that could explode. So you need to be cautious, cognizant of that, and get away from the car. That’s the best thing you can do,” Aller said.

Aller says if you see a car on fire–immediately call 9-1-1. Make sure you’re a safe distance away from the vehicle.

If your car catches fire, he says having a small fire extinguisher could make a big difference in saving your car from a small engine fire.

Ohio State Patrol says speed played a factor in the curve from Interstate-675 to I-70. We’re digging deeper to make sure drivers have adequate time to slow down before the curve.

“Yeah, there’s warning signs there on 70. It’s a 70 mile per hour zone. There’s warning signs at the ramp. There’s a speed limit on there, however it’s not an enforceable speed limit. It’s a suggested speed limit with the yellow signs.”

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