Truck driver cited in Whitewater Township crash

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The ramp from northbound Interstate 275 to westbound Interstate 74 was shut down for most of the day after a tractor trailer overturned.

Just before 9 a.m., a semi truck loaded with 24 rolls of thin metal sheeting overturned on the ramp.

The driver of the truck, Tetyana A. Kovalonak, 44, of Downer's Grove, Illinois, was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control. She is employed by LNZ Transport, Inc.

Police say as the unit approached a severe right bound curve the driver lost control. The unit's trailer exited the left side of the roadway, causing the unit to become displaced in a clockwise fashion. As the unit continued out of control the cargo in the trailer shifted, causing the unit to overturn onto its left side. The truck came to an uncontrolled final rest mostly in the travel portion of the ramp.

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