Mansfield man killed in crash with semi-truck


RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened late Monday evening.

It took place on I-71 in Jefferson Township around 10:45 p.m.

According to a press release, a Freightliner commercial truck hit a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from behind while traveling in the right lane.

The Silverado driver was killed.

He’s been identified as George W. Crawford, 70, of Mansfield.

A passenger in the pickup was injured and taken to the hospital.

The semi-truck driver was not hurt.

There are no charges at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.

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