Fatal Crash and Fuel Spill Closes I-77 North

CLEVELAND - All lanes of I-77 North, from Pershing Avenue to Broadway Avenue are closed due to a fatal early morning accident and fuel spill.

At approximately 5am, a fuel tanker collided with a motorist traveling the wrong direction.

According to the Cleveland Fire Department, the tank ruptured, spilling around 500 gallons of fuel. 

HAZMAT crews applied foam to keep the fuel from igniting. 

One person has been confirmed dead.

ODOT says the highway will remain closed for several hours, and say motorists should use SR 176 North as an alternate route.

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