Wrong-way driver killed in I-77 crash identified, road reopened

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - After being closed for nearly 20 hours, all lanes on I-77 at the scene of a deadly crash reopened late Sunday night.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Officer identified the victim as 43-year-old Mark Sturtevant of Cleveland.

According to police, Sturtevant crashed his Chevy Trailblazer head-on into a semi-truck near the I-77 and Broadway Avenue interchange.

The crash was first reported around 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The EPA was requested to help clean up after approximately 500 gallons of fuel from the tanker leaked onto the highway.

Investigators say Sturtevant was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when he collided with the tanker-truck. He died at the scene.

Police are still trying to determine how Sturtevant ended up traveling in the opposite direction.

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