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911 callers warn of wrong-way driver on SB I-75 prior to fiery crash

Published: Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 5:37 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

At least two drivers called 911 Sunday evening to report a wrong-way driver on southbound I-75 in Dayton just moments before the car crashed into a gasoline tanker truck.

One 911 caller said a man driving a tan car almost crashed into his car. 

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“He’s going to run into somebody, no doubt,” the 911 caller said. He said the wrong-way driver was going at least 65 to 70 MPH.

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Another 911 caller told dispatchers she witnessed the car going northbound in southbound lanes.

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“I had to do a double take,” she said. “The car was going the wrong way.”

The car crashed into a tanker truck near the Main Street exit just before 5 p.m. The driver of the car was killed.

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