BEAVER Twp., Ohio (WKBN)- A service repair worker was killed in an accident on the Ohio Turnpike Monday morning, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Troopers say Nicholas Cyphert, 29, of Washingtonville was called before 3:50 a.m. to repair a broken down semi in the eastbound lanes of I-76.
He was just finishing up the repair when he was hit.
Reports said that the semi-tractor-trailer had a blown left tire and was in the south shoulder of the road. After repairs were made, the driver was walking to the back of the truck to get his triangles while Cyphert was in the right lane alongside the semi when a Ford Transit Van side-swiped the semi and hit him.
OSP said that the Mahoning County Coroner pronounced Cyphert dead on scene.
Reports said that driver of the van was a 24-year-old man from Hartville.
I-76 was closed near the I-680 interchange. All lanes reopened just before 7:30 a.m. Monday.
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Reports said that no other injuries were reported and that the crash is under investigation. Troopers said that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.