One Person is dead following an overnight crash in Belmont County. Officials with the Ohio State highway patrol confirm that one person has died in the crash along I-70 westbound overnight.
Officials tell News 9 a motorcycle driven by 55-year-old Jimmy DiFabrizio from Bellaire, went off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail. DiFabrizio was ejected from his bike. The driverless motorcycle re-entered the roadway and struck a semi driving down the road. The semi then went off the left side of the road and overturned.
DiFabrizio was pronounced dead at the scene, while the semi driver 30-year-old Ronald Glover sustained minor injuries.
DiFabrizio was not wearing at a helmet at the time of the crash; alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation.