I-76 east in Akron back open after crews remove bulldozer following crash

AKRON, Ohio-- A portion of Interstate 76 east was reopened Monday after being shut down for the day following a two-vehicle crash.

It happened at East Avenue shortly after 6 a.m. Monday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a semi-truck and trailer hauling a bulldozer hit the East Avenue Bridge. That caused the bulldozer to come off the trailer. A pickup truck then hit the bulldozer, troopers said.

No one was injured.

The highway patrol said the bridge overpass sustained structural damage that needed to be repaired immediately; a large section of asphalt on Interstate 76 also needed to be repaired before the roadway could be opened.

At around 5 p.m., two lanes of I-76 were reopened; the entire roadway was back open when the bulldozer was removed at around 7 p.m., according to the highway patrol.

The crash remains under investigation.

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