Crash closes ramp, spills milk


JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) — The entrance ramp to the Ohio Turnpike on I-76 remained closed late Friday after a crash.

A trucker traveling eastbound lost control of his rig as he was attempting to get onto the toll road. The rig went off the road, into the woods and then overturned. The cab landed on its roof and the jaws had to be used to rescue the 81-year-old driver from Pennsylvania.

He was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center and it was reported that he was alert.

The rig was hauling unpasturized milk and some of it spilled out.

“They don’t know how much milk was lost but it is unpasturized milk. So it started to run off into a nearby creek underneath the vehicle. It started to run towards Meander Reservoir,” said Sgt. David Zatuarnicky of the Ohio State Highway Partol.

HazMat crews are currently on the scene on Lipkey Road trying to contain the spill.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it could take several hours before everything is cleared up.

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