I-80 westbound in Girard back open after truck accident - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

I-80 westbound in Girard back open after truck accident

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A section of Interstate 80 in Girard is back open after a semi-tractor trailer accident that caused major traffic delays.

The Warren Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol tells 21 News the accident happened at 5:15 pm Wednesday on the westbound side of I-80, the bridge over the 7/11 connector.

The semi, driven by Kenneth Miller, 51, from Ravenna, was traveling westbound in the right lane following behind a pickup truck that was also in the right lane.

Troopers say the pickup truck slowed suddenly and the semi swerved to the left to avoid hitting it.

The semi then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.

The front axle broke off before it traveled back into the roadway and came to rest in the right lane.

The driver of the semi was not hurt, but he was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance.

The right lane of Interstate 80 was shut down for approximately two hours and that caused major traffic delays.

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