Fatal accident shuts down I-70

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – One person has died and another person has been life flighted by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital following a crash in the westbound lane at 7:01 a.m. today at mile post 213 on Interstate 70 near St. Clairsville.

Officials from the Ohio State Highway Patrol post in St. Clairsville were on the scene at press time. A dispatcher said no names of the drivers or victims are being released at this time.

At approximately 8 a.m., a second crash occurred at the same area in the eastbound lane involving two vehicles.

A dispatcher at Post 7 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said there were injuries involved in the second accident. She said the interstate had been shut down in both directions.