The driver of a car that was heading the wrong way on a highway in Green was killed in a head-on collision with a truck. The interstate was closed to southbound traffic following the crash and reopened several hours later.

An 87-year-old man was killed in a wrong-way crash early Wednesday morning that closed Interstate 77 southbound in Green for several hours.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office reported that the man, who has not been identified, was driving north in a 2005 Buick LeSabre in the southbound lanes at 3 a.m. and struck a 2019 semi-truck head-on between the Massillon Road and Arlington Road exits.

Authorities said the man turned onto the exit ramp at Massillon Road and began driving the wrong way on the highway. The LeSabre "was immediately" involved in the head-on crash, authorities said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gary Guenther, an investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office, said the driver was from Summit County. He said the man's name was being withheld pending positive identification and notification of family members. Beacon Journal/Ohio.com reporting partner News 5 Cleveland reported that the man was from Green.

The truck driver was not injured.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. It was unknown if alcohol was a factor, the sheriff's office said.

The highway reopened about 9 a.m.