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UPDATE: Dump truck slams into median on Ohio Turnpike, driver pronounced dead

Semi-truck fire on Ohio Turnpike
Semi-truck fire on Ohio Turnpike(WOIO)
Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 at 3:03 PM EDT
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NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike. The crash occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A 2017 Kensworth dump truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 when it slammed into the median barrier due to a popped tire. The dump truck then caught fire. The driver -- 59-year-old Raynard Holmes -- was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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