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WTRF.com UPDATE: Serious Accident Involving Horse Trailer Shuts Down I-70 E

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All three horses in the trailer involved in the accident are alright according to OSHP. Initial reports indicated there were four. None of the horses will be put down.



Four people have been taken to a hospital. Names have not been released.

The right lane heading eastbound has been reopened.



Interstate 70 eastbound is closed up to mile marker 194 due to an accident involving a horse trailer and tractor trailer Tuesday night in Guernsey County.

Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHSP) trooper Charles McDonnell told WTRF.com a Ford F-350 towing a horse trailer with several horses inside traveling west somehow swerved across the median into the eastbound lane. The tractor trailer, heading eastbound then struck the Ford F-350.

Trooper McDonnell says two horses are tied up at the scene, another is loose "somewhere" and another horse inside the trailer may have to be put down.

Traffic is backed up in both directions. Workers are on scene, but no indication of when Interstate 70 eastbound will reopen.

Troopers from the OSHP Cambridge post responded.

WTRF.com reports the accident occurred several miles west of the Belmont-Guernsey County line.




WTRF.com  has learned of two accidents along Interstate 70 in Ohio Tuesday evening.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed the first accident is near mile marker 182 heading westbound toward Cambridge. We have unconfirmed reports the accident involves a number of vehicles including two tractor trailers.

The second accident OSHP reports is near mile marker 194 heading eastbound.

Crews are at the scene and 7News is en route

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