Portion of Interstate 70 East Closed Outside Of Columbus Due To Fatal Accident

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A portion of Interstate 70 is closed in western Franklin County as investigators work the scene of a fatal accident.

Dispatchers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office say two people died in the accident. Two other people are in stable condition after being taken to the hospital.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 are closed between State Route 142 and Hilliard-Rome Road.

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Initial reports are the accident involved two tractor-trailer trucks and three cars.

There is no word on when the stretch of the interstate will reopen.