Ohio interstate reopens after fiery collision that killed 1

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) – Police say most lanes of a busy interstate outside of Cleveland have been reopened after emergency crews shut it down to clear the roadway of burned-out debris from two semitractor-trailers that collided and caught fire, killing one of the drivers.

Highland Heights police say the deadly accident occurred on southbound Interstate 271 shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say one of the truckers died after being trapped in the wreckage. WJW-TV reports that the driver of the other truck and a passenger weren’t hurt.

A dispatcher says the northbound local and express lanes along with the southbound local lanes have reopened. The southbound express lanes will remain closed as police investigate the crash. Police have not released names of the truckers or the cause of the accident.

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