Hazardous materials crew on scene of semi accident in Preble County

A collision between semi caused backups and dealys on I-70 in Lewisburg Thursday. (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)
A collision between semi caused backups and dealys on I-70 in Lewisburg Thursday. (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

LEWISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — A state hazardous materials safety investigator is on the scene of a crash involving two semi trucks on I-70 in Preble County.

(WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)
(WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

The accident happened in the eastbound lane near Lewisburg at mile marker 14.

Ohio State Highway Patrol on the scene says one semi rear-ended another, sending both drivers to the hospital for precautionary measures.

OSP says the driver of the semi that rear-ended the other semi will be cited for failure to maintain a safe distance.

The semi that was rear-ended had been carrying radioactive materials, according to OSP.

Those materials had been removed, but a Hazmat official was called to the scene due to residue still being in some of the containers.

OSP says there is no danger to the public because of the crash.

The right lane of I-70 eastbound is shutdown for clean-up of the accident. Traffic is moving slowly and there is a long back-up of traffic due to the lane closure.

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