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UPDATED: Fatal traffic accident shuts down Rt. 76

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (AP) - Traffic is moving again on a highway in northeast Ohio that had been shut down by a fatal crash on a busy holiday travel day.

The State Highway Patrol said early Wednesday afternoon that one lane of westbound Interstate 76 had reopened west of Youngstown. All lanes were open going east.

A crash involving two semi-trucks on the westbound side halted traffic after 5 a.m. A dispatcher says a passenger in one truck was killed when it struck the other in the rear. Another person was flown to the hospital.

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NORTH JACKSON, Ohio - A fatal crash in Northeast Ohio has shut down Interstate 76 in both directions, on a busy holiday travel day.

A State Highway Patrol dispatcher says the highway is closed west of Youngstown after a westbound semi-truck struck another in the rear at 5 a.m. Wednesday in North Jackson.

The dispatcher says a passenger in one of the trucks was killed in the crash and another person was flown to a hospital.

As of 9 a.m., there was no estimate of when the interstate would reopen.

21 News will have more on this story as it develops.

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