A commercial vehicle hauling scrap metal rolled over this morning and shut down US 250 northbound at SR 113 west.

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MILAN TOWNSHIP -- A commercial vehicle hauling scrap metal rolled over Tuesday morning and shut down US 250 northbound at SR 113 west.

The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. in Milan Township, Erie County.

The commercial vehicle was eastbound on SR 113 and lost control as he attempted to turn onto US 250. The semi rolled over, coming to rest on its right side, spilling the load of scrap metal onto the northbound lanes of US 250 and the center median.

The 1993 Peterbilt semi, driven by owner/operator Todd Elam, 42, of Tipp City, was pulling a 1975 Fruehauf trailer that was carrying approximately 42,000 lbs. of scrap metal.

Elam sustained minor injuries and was taken to Fisher Titus Hospital by North Central EMS. The semi had extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Interstate Towing.

The driver stated he was unfamiliar with the area and his atlas showed that SR 113 only made a slight jog between the SR 113 east and SR 113 west junctions. He came to the stop sign at US 250 and was unable to stop and attempted to turn onto US 250 northbound.

The driver was cited for failure to control.

Interstate Towing was responsible for the clean-up of the scrap metal and was assisted in the clean-up by Milan Township Firefighters and Milan Township Highway Department.

Erie County EMA responded to the scene to coordinate the clean-up of diesel fuel and oil and contacted Chemtron Corporation to clean-up the hazardous materials.

Ohio Department of Transportation also responded and set-up work zones for the workers. Erie County Sheriff's Department and Milan Police Department assisted with traffic control.

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