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Semi Crashes into Pillar on I-71 SB Under Weber Rd
COLUMBUS (Kellie Hanna) -- A semi truck is on its side after losing control on Interstate 71.
The accident happened before 4 a.m. on I-71 southbound in North Columbus near Weber Road.
The semi driver lost control and hit the guardrail and then one of the bridge pillars. The semi ended up flipped onto its side in the right lane.
The Ohio Department of Transportation sent out bridge inspectors to make sure the Weber Road overpass was safe to drive on.
It was reopened about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday as it was determined to be safe.
The left two lanes of I-71 reopened as well, however the right lane where the semi is overturned remains closed.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been called to clean up a diesel fuel spill on the freeway.
The driver of the semi was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries and is in stable condition.