Springfield woman hit on I-70 trying to retrieve item is critically injured

A Springfield woman was critically injured Thursday evening when she was struck by a car on Interstate 70 while trying to retrieve an item that had blown out of her car.

Amy Swyers got out of her car and was struck at 6:15 p.m. in the left westbound lane near state Route 72/South Limestone Street. She was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and then flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post.

The driver involved was not hurt.

Westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down for about an hour while troopers investigated.

The patrol did not specify what Swyers was trying to retrieve.

The incident remains under investigation.

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