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Driver in fatal accident identified

Friday, August 26, 2011

PUTNAM COUNTY -- The name of the Averitt Express Inc., truck driver involved in a fiery traffic crash Aug. 17, in Putnam County, was released Friday.

Putnam County Coroner Thomas Miller identified the driver as John M. Goins, 43, Harrison, Ohio. Goins was identified via dental records.

His family was notified.

The crash was in the eastbound lanes of Interstate-70 at the 30-mile marker. Goins tractor-trailer struck the rear of another tractor-trailer in a construction zone and subsequently caught fire.

Goins died in the fire.

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