New information released after fatal vehicle accident

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

UPDATE 6/22:

Lieutenant James Fonda has confirmed that 51-year-old Jeffrey McClurg of Worthington, Ohio was killed after being ejected from a vehicle along I-70 westbound.

According to troopers, McClurg was not wearing a seatbelt, and died from a broken neck.

The driver, 58-year-old Leslie Caruso, also of Worthington, was wearing her seat-belt and was taken to Wheeling Hospital.

She has since been released.

Troopers say a pickup traveling with a boat attempted to change lanes, pushing Caruso’s car into the median.

Lieutenant Fonda says they are waiting on toxicology reports.

No charges have been filed.


ORIGINAL:

Breaking news in Belmont County, Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed troopers are on the scene of a fatal crash on I-70 westbound.

OSHP confirms one person has been killed.

This crash is shutting down I-70 west of St. Clairsville at mile marker 215. Traffic is being diverted to U.S. 40 westbound back to I-70.

Traffic is heavily backed up right now, use caution.

7news is on the way to the scene. We’ll keep you updated.

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