Wrong-way semi accident on I-71 under investigation

Troopers said prescription medication may have played a role in crash

Wrong-way semi accident on I-71 under investigation

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio State High Patrol (OSHP) is investigating a wrong-way accident involving a semi-truck that occurred Saturday evening.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Interstate 71, just south of Mile Post 193 in Ashland County.

According to troopers, a 2012 Volvo semi was traveling southbound when it entered the center median, struck the cable barrier and continued southbound in the northbound lanes of travel for approximately a half mile.

The driver, 38-year-old Milenko Milenkovic, of Long Island City, New York, was not injured in the crash.

I-71 northbound was partially shutdown while accident was investigated. It has since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation, but OSHP said prescription medication appears to have played a role.

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