Tanker explodes on I-75 in Dayton

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Tanker explodes on I-75 in Dayton

A driver was killed instantly when the truck he was driving crashed into an oil tanker while heading the wrong way down the interstate.

One person died in a highway auto crash that triggered an explosion in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, April 30.

ABC4's sister station WDTN in Dayton captured this incredible footage.

A February 2016 wrong-way crash near the same part of I-75 in Dayton killed five people in what was found to be the deadliest crash in OH since 2013. His identity has not been released.

The collision at about 4:40 p.m. shut down the interstate between USA 35 and OH 4, a well-traveled section of the road that winds through downtown Dayton.

The driver, a 30-year-old man from Beavercreek, was at first presumed dead at the scene, and later pronounced officially dead.

2 NEWS Reporter Jordan Bowen is on the scene.

All northbound lanes on I-75 had been reopened as of 10:50 a.m. Monday, as well as two southbound lanes. "We do have a hazmat response as a result of that", Lt. Mark Ponichtera said. The lanes in which the accident occurred remain close, as contractors still need to remove any damaged pavement and repaint the road.

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