A crash early Tues­day morn­ing involv­ing two semis and result­ing in the death of one of the dri­vers is under inves­ti­ga­tion by the Ohio State High­way Patrol.

Police say a 2007 Volvo semi, oper­ated by a man from Ontario, Canada was parked on the right shoul­der of the west­bound lanes of U.S. 24 in Pauld­ing County when a 2006 Freight­liner semi hit it.

The impact caused the fuel tank of the Freight­liner to rup­ture and both vehi­cles ignited. The Cana­dian dri­ver was out­side of his vehi­cle at the time of the crash and was only slightly injured.

The dri­ver of the Freight­liner, 53 year old Andrew Nowacki, also of Ontario, was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

West­bound lanes of U.S. 24 traf­fic remained closed until approx­i­mately 1:30 yes­ter­day afternoon.

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