Overturned semi closes portion of I-80 in Hubbard for hours

A semi tipped over about 2 a.m. Wednesday just west of Bell Wick Road in Hubbard Township.

HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN)  Interstate 80 in Trumbull County is now open after a crash closed a portion of it for over nine hours.

The reason that it took so long to remove the wreckage is that the trailer was full of produce.

Crews had to unload the produce and put it on another truck.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Alfredo Gomez, 44, of Aurora Illinois, was driving west on the interstate just after 2 a.m. when he lost control and drove into the median, struck an embankment, swerved back onto the highway and overturned.

Gomez suffered minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital from the scene.

Both the westbound lanes were blocked for about two and half hours, and one lane was closed for over nine hours.

Gomez was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

The Hubbard Township Police Department, Liberty Township Police Department, The Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Hubbard Township Fire Department assisted at the crash scene.

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