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Fiery Crash Involving ODOT Truck Closes I-77 Summit County Sheriff's Office

A serious crash involving an ODOT truck left I-77 Northbound closed for more than an hour Thursday morning. 

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting it was a dump truck that veered off of the road near the Akron-Canton Airport exit and hit the ODOT vehicle that was parked along the right side of the highway. 

Video has been released of the accident, showing the explosion at the moment of impact. 

The driver who was inside of the parked ODOT vehicle and the driver of the dump truck were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

The highway was completely shut down for about an hour Thursday morning, then reopened to one lane of traffic by about 8:45 a.m. 

The investigation into the accident is ongoing. 

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