Truck Driver Killed in Cement Truck Crash on U.S. 422
The accident has snarled traffic on the westbound lanes near Harper Road
A truck driver was killed this afternoon when his cement truck flipped over and rolled several times while driving west on U.S. 422.
The crash happened near the Harper Road bridge. Police do not yet know what caused the truck to flip, said Lt. Bruce Felton, a spokesman for the Solon Police Department.
At about 2:55 p.m., the driver lost control of the truck, which flipped several times.
No other cars were involved in the accident.
Felton said the driver was trapped in the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver's identity is being withheld until his family can be notified.
Traffic heading west on U.S. 422 is being diverted around the accident using the exit and entrance ramps.
Traffic is extremely heavy and slow on U.S. 422 in both directions, Harper Road and SOM Center Road. Police say drivers should avoid those areas if possible.
Check back to Solon Patch for more information about the developing story.