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Police ID man killed in multi-vehicle crash that closed I-275 EB for hours

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 10:23:37-04

FOREST PARK, Ohio — One man is dead in a crash that closed the eastbound lanes of I-275 near Forest Park for nearly five hours Saturday night.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said Robert Crouch, 30, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was standing outside his disabled semi-truck on the shoulder of east I-275 just after 5 p.m. when he was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle.

According to investigators, the vehicle was attempting to take "evasive action of another vehicle" when the driver lost control, striking the car it was trying to avoid, before striking Crouch. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

All eastbound lanes reopened around 10 p.m.

Police did not say whether others were hurt in the crash, or how badly.