Tanker truck driver killed in crash on Route 11 in Ashtabula County


The accident happened on Route 11 at the 7 Hills Road exit in Plymouth Township

PLYMOUTH TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Highway Patrol says the driver of a tanker truck has died after a crash on Route 11 in Ashtabula County.

Investigators identified him as 54-year-old Timothy Blood, of Conneaut.

The accident happened at 4:27 a.m. Wednesday on Route 11 at the 7 Hills Road exit in Plymouth Township.

According to Highway Patrol, Blood was exiting the ramp but failed to negotiate a curve, going off the road and overturning the truck.

He was not wearing a seat belt and had to be cut from the cab. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tanker was carrying about 4,000 gallons of corrosive liquid, some of which leaked out.

Drivers were diverted off the highway for about four hours as crews cleaned up the accident.

The truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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