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Dashcam video shows soldier arrives on scene as fatal crash occurs on I-70 – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

CLARK COUNTY – A 21-year-old Union County man died after three crashes early Wednesday on I-70 eastbound near the Enon Road exit at Mad River Twp.

News Center 7 obtained new dash cam video through a public records request. Video shows an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper approaching the scene and seeing the third fatal crash.

After seeing the accident, the soldier called him.

“I’m here, but there was just another accident,” the soldier said.

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This soldier saw a semi-shot down a Ford Fusion, driven by Elvis Kikuba, of Milford Center. Kikuba was stopped in the right lane in an attempt to merge into the middle lane on eastbound I-70 and avoid a lane closure caused by previous crashes.

A Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Orce Spasovski, 52, of Beverly Shores, Indiana, struck Kikuba’s car, which forced Kikuba’s car into a guardrail and another tractor-trailer, the police said. patrol. Kikuba was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital where he later died.

Before the fatal accident, crews were responding to two accidents. The first occurred when a driver of a Chevrolet Malibu lost control after trying to avoid a deer carcass and was hit by a tractor-trailer.

Following this accident, a Toyota Corolla hit the Malibu, which had been disabled in the middle lane by the collision with the tractor-trailer. The driver of the Malibu was hit by her own car after getting out following her collision with the tractor-trailer, the patrol said.

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After the second semi hit the Fusion, it also hit a Mad River Twp. fire truck. Fire Chief John Health told News Center 7’s Brandon Lewis that these types of vehicles can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The department is working with an insurance company to see how much the damages cost. They also don’t know how long the truck will be out of service.

Soldiers told News Center 7 that fatal accident investigations are a “thorough process” and take time. Once their investigation is complete, their findings will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review to determine whether charges will be brought.