Five Dead in I-70 Head-On Collision

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One lane of Interstate 70 eastbound near Zanesville has re-opened following a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said five people are dead and another person is injured after a car collided head-on with a minivan. The patrol said the car was traveling westbound and crossed the median near milepost 147 in Muskingum County. Central Ohio saw rain this morning, but highway patrol spokesperson Ken Kocab said its unknown if the weather played a role in the crash.

“We haven’t had any reports or indication of what the actual cause of the crash was at this point in time,” Kocab said.

All five passengers in the car died at the scene. The driver of the minivan was taken to Grant Hospital in serious condition. Kocab said the passenger of the minivan appears to be uninjured. The highway patrol is still investigating the accident.