AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Thursday on Interstate 80 eastbound at Interstate 680 southbound in Austintown.
Troopers say a 2019 Ram pickup truck and a semi-truck were both traveling east on I-80 at I-680 when the driver of the pickup truck passed the semi “at a high rate of speed” and tried to change lanes.
The pickup hit the front of the semi and lost control, overturning several times and coming to rest in the southbound lanes of I-680 southbound, according to the Patrol.
The driver of the pickup, 29-year-old Mitchel McCarthy, of Campbell, was thrown from the truck and suffered fatal injuries, troopers said.
The driver of the semi was not hurt.
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Gerry Ricciutti contributed to this report.