State troopers are waiting to notify family members before releasing the name of a driver killed in a traffic accident along the Ohio Turnpike in Mahoning County.

The patrol tells 21 News that a 31-year-old man was thrown from the GMC Envoy he was driving when the SUV flipped over along the westbound lanes of the turnpike just before the I-680 interchange Sunday night.

Authorities say the driver succumbed to head injuries at the crash scene.

According to the patrol, it was raining hard at the time of the crash.  Although the accident occurred in a construction zone, no one was working at the time.

The road was closed because of the crash. However, traffic was routed through the nearby rest area and back onto the Turnpike.