TROY — The Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man killed in an early morning accident Tuesday on Interstate 75, north of Troy.
The OSP says 20-year-old Brandon Bark of Troy died in the crash.
It happened around 3 a.m. near mile marker 76 on I-75 north of Troy.
OSP reports say Bark was driving north in a 2005 gray Ford pickup truck when he crashed into the back of a semi pulling a double set of trailers. The semi had stopped in traffic due to a construction zone when the crash happened.
Bark was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.
All northbound lanes of I-75 were closed for a period of time as crews worked to clear the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The OSP says they believe distracted driving was likely a contributing factor in the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected.
Emergency crews from Troy Fire Department were on scene in addition to officers from Troy Police Department, deputies from Miami County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Piqua post of the OSP. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation were also on the scene to assist with the clean-up and traffic control.