LONDON, Ohio (WCMH) — Two people have died, including a small child, in a six-vehicle crash Friday evening at I-70 East at West Jefferson that hospitalized multiple others.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a pickup truck driven by a teenager rear-ended a car stopped in traffic, causing a chain reaction that led to six vehicles being struck.
During the crash, the first car hit caught fire and two people in that vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene: The driver, 25-year-old Kevin Wagoner from Dayton, and a 3-year-old passenger, per OSHP.
OSHP reports a 24-year-old passenger in that same car was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Four others sustained injuries from the crash.
The multi-vehicle accident shut down the eastbound lanes from SR-29 to SR-142, said OSHP.
Patrol says neither alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident.