Early Sunday morning, two drivers were killed in a wrong-way car accident on I-70E in southwest Ohio. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, there were no passengers involved; each driver was riding alone. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal car accident.
The driver responsible for crossing over into oncoming traffic was a 24-year-old man from Kettering – a 2008 graduate of Centerville High School, who had just joined the school’s football staff as a cornerback coach. The other driver was a 28-year-old man from Westerville.
Before the accident occurred, police received several 911 calls about a wrong-way driver on the interstate. After the initial collision, one car veered into the highway’s wire barricade, and the other stopped on a grassy embankment.
Police are still investigating the accident to determine why the wrong-way driver crossed over into oncoming traffic. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but police have not yet released further details about the investigation.
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