MCCONNELSVILLE, OHIO (WTAP/WHIZ) - UPDATE (WTAP) - 11/5/18 1:42 PM
Credit: WHIZ News
OSHP Troopers say a 2-vehicle fatal crash happened at 4:22 AM on Ohio Route 60 at mile post 14, near the intersection of Township Road 275/Buttermilk Hill Road.
Investigators say James M. Norman, 44, of McConnelsville, was driving a 2012 Kia northbound on Ohio Route 60 when he crashed into a southbound tractor-trailer that was backing into a private driveway.
The tractor-trailer, driven by Charles E. Haynes, 52, of Youngstown, Ohio, was carrying liquid nitrogen, but none of it spilled or leaked in the crash.
Norman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Haynes was not hurt.
According to investigators, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this crash.
The M&M Fire & EMS team, Malta Fire Department, Muskingum County All-Hazards Rescue Team, ODOT, Morgan County Sheriff's Office, EMA and Coroner's Office all responded to the crash.
UPDATE (WHIZ) 11/5/2018 7:21 a.m.
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency says State Route 60, North of McConnelsville is closed after a fatal accident.
E-M-A Director Jeff Jadwin says a vehicle and a semi carrying liquid nitrogen were involved in an accident near Finley Fire.
Jadwin says there is not a leak of the liquid nitrogen but Muskingum County fire fighters are helping contain the area.
The incident remains under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol post in Cambridge, Ohio is reporting a fatal car accident on state route 60 about two miles North of McConnelsville, Ohio.
Dispatch tells us the accident was between a commercial tanker truck and a car. There is no word on which occupant was the victim in the crash, but there were no other injuries reported.
There is no estimated time for the road to be re-opened.