Driver charged in crash that shut down I-275 for six hours

CALIFORNIA, OH (FOX19) - A truck driver is facing charges after a crash and tar spill shut down Interstate 275 for six hours on Tuesday.

Troy Hudson, 33, of Georgetown was traveling westbound on I-275 near Kellogg Avenue around 8 a.m. when he failed to control his truck, struck a utility pole, overturned, and caught fire.

The crash caused gallons of liquid asphalt sealant to spill onto the roadway.

Hudson was taken to Mercy Hospital-Anderson, where he was treated for minor injuries. He is now charged with failure to control, a minor misdemeanor.

A passenger in Hudson's truck, Mike Kretching, 32, of Batavia, was also taken to Mercy Hospital-Anderson with minor injuries.

Police say both men were wearing seatbelts.

The road was closed until about 2:15 p.m.

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