Victims in fatal Clinton County I-71 crash identified

Victims in fatal Clinton County I-71 crash identified
I-71 closed Tuesday afternoon in Clinton County following a crash, where the coroner was called to the scene. (Source: Phil McDaniel/FOX19)

CLINTON COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Two people have died and two were injured Tuesday following a multi-vehicle crash on I-71 in Clinton County, according to Ohio State Patrol.

The crash, which involved two semi-trucks and a car, caused northbound and southbound lanes to close around 2:30 p.m.

Police said a semi-truck, driven by Sam Hussein, 43, of Columbus, Ohio was travelling southbound on I-71 and experienced a blowout of the left front tire. The semi then went across the median into oncoming northbound traffic.

The car driven by Karen Stutrud, 63, of Oregonia, Ohio and a semi-truck, driven by Timothy Brown Sr., 55, of Lewisburg, Tenn. were both struck head-on by Hussein.

Stutrud and Brown were pronounced dead at the scene.

Hussein and his passenger, Mohamud Mohamed, 76, of Columbus, Ohio were transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

No impairment is suspected and all drivers were wearing seatbelts, police said.

Southbound lanes reopened around 6:30 p.m. following the crash.

The northbound lanes reopened around 11 p.m., ODOT said.

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