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Amber Alert

Monday, March 17, 2008

Interstate 70 closed in Columbus after accident

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident with a tractor trailer and a motorcycle that left the motorcyclist dead and closed Interstate 70 in Columbus.

Officials say the westbound lanes of a major east-west interstate through Columbus would be closed for several hours Sunday while they investigate. Police say a motorcyclist fell off his bike and was hit by the tractor trailer.

The ramps from Interstate 270 onto Interstate 70 were briefly closed but reopened about two hours later. The accident happened about 6 a.m. near the Brice Road exit on the city's east side.