UPDATE: Miami County man killed in I-70 crash in Preble County

A Miami County man died in a crash early Monday morning on Interstate 70 East in Jefferson Twp., Preble County near the Ohio-Indiana line.

Shayne Sowers, 20, of West Milton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported around 3 a.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.

Initial investigation found that a 2021 Ford F-350 pulling a trailer was travelling east on I-70 and began pulling onto the right shoulder to stop, the highway patrol said.

Sowers, driving a 2000 Toyota RAV4 crashed into the trailer, and was fatally injured. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

The crash temporarily closed I-70 East..

The patrol was assisted on scene by the New Paris Northwest Fire Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

This crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed.

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