VIDEO – UPDATE: Serious Injuries, Stopped Traffic, Explosion, Fire, All from I-77 Crash

GREEN, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The driver of a dump truck has life-threatening injuries and traffic on Northbound I-77 from Canton to Green was impacted.

This, after a fiery and explosive crash near the Graybill Road bridge Thursday morning.

The truck is seen in traffic-camera video inexplicably driving off the right side of the road and slamming into an ODOT vehicle.

That vehicle was parked well off of the roadway.

The vehicles exploded and both slid into the grass…

The ODOT highway technician inside the vehicle has non-life threatening injuries according to ODOT.

ODOT District 4 Deputy Director Gery Noirot issued a statement, saying the district’s thoughts are with the employee and his family at this time

Here is a video statement from ODOT District 4 Deputy Director Gary Noirot

Northbound I-77 was closed completely for an hour, with lanes gradually reopening as the wreckage was cleared.

Above is what remains of the ODOT truck. (Courtesy ODOT)

There was also a reported accident involving traffic backed up from that accident.

It happened on I-77 near the Shuffel Street exit in Jackson Township.

That necessitated a short-term closure as well.

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