The highway patrol reports a truck driver is dead after his rig crashed off the overpass and down onto U.S. 24 in Paulding County. The accident occurred around 5am, just east of the Ohio-Indiana line, and has closed both lanes of route 24, east and westbound. EMS and fire crews were dispatched to the scene, and the highway patrol reports clean-up could take most of the morning. The unknown truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Traffic is being routed off U.S. 24 at route 49 on the east end of the detour, and at Indiana route 101 on the west side.