Semi full of aluminum overturns in Clark County


A trucker whose semi overturned on the ramp to U.S. 68 north from Interstate 70 east on Thursday afternoon will be cited for failure to control a motor vehicle.

Larry Maxwell, 47, of the Springfield area, got himself out of the wreckage and refused medical treatment at the scene, which led to the shut down of 68 north, said Trooper Timothy Bullock, Ohio Highway Patrol Springfield post.

The rig carrying an estimated 41,000 thousand pounds of aluminum tipped over on a curve as it left the interstate, Bullock said, and nearly hit another vehicle in the accident that was reported just after 5 p.m.

"We believe he was traveling at unsafe speed," Bullock said. "The driver said he felt the load shift."

While the speed limit on 68 is 65 mph, speeds should be much slower on the ramps to and from the interstate, the trooper said.

Bullock said Maxwell told troopers he was coming from Wapakoneta, but didn't state a destination for the delivery of his cargo.

At 6:30 p.m., traffic on 68 north was being rerouted and that would continue into the evening because of the cleanup, Bullock said.


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