Deadly Semi Crash Near Delta

A truck dri­ver was killed early Wednes­day morn­ing in a semi crash on the Ohio Turn­pike near Delta. 47 year old Rus­sell Florida of War­ren, was pro­nounced dead at the scene. The crash hap­pened early yes­ter­day morn­ing, around 12:35 a.m., when a semi dri­ven by 61 year old Charles Simons of New York, trav­el­ing west­bound, report­edly expe­ri­enced mechan­i­cal fail­ure and became dis­abled in the right lane of travel with no lights. Simons and his pas­sen­ger, 50 year old John Adams III of Illi­nois, got out of the semi and were flag­ging west­bound traf­fic around the dis­abled vehi­cle, which was haul­ing U.S. mail. Florida’s truck, car­ry­ing gen­eral freight, failed to stop in time, slammed into the rear of the semi and came to rest in a ditch. Simons and Adams were not injured. The west­bound lanes of the turn­pike were closed for about three hours while crews cleared the scene. The crash remains under inves­ti­ga­tion today.

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