Driver Dies From Injuries After Semi Crash On I-71 South

  • 1/8/2018 1:45:13 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - A semi truck driver has died following a crash on I-71 South Monday afternoon. 

The call came into 9-1-1 dispatch at 12:44 p.m. when the semi had gone off the roadway down an embankment near mile marker 171 in Richland County.

According to the Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 2018 Honda Civic and a semi were both headed south on I-71. The investigation revealed the Honda driven by 21-year-old, Gabriel A. Binkley, of Katy, Texas attempted to change lanes, but slid on a patch of ice and lost control. The Honda collided into the semi's left side, forcing the truck off of the roadway. The truck careened through a guardrail, and down a 150-foot embankment, where it overturned into the nearby woods.

The driver of the semi 58-year-old, Mnatsakan Ghazaryan, of North Hollywood, California suffered fatal injuries, which he succumbed to shortly after the accident.

Washington Township and Mifflin Township EMS responded to the scene, along with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Richland County Coroner's Office.

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