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I-75 South back open after 2 crashes involving 8 vehicles in Tipp City

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 5:44 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 7:10 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 10:30 a.m. (May 22)

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant David Robison it could be another day or two before an accident report from Sunday’s crash is released. So far no citations have been issued. 

UPDATE @ 7:10 p.m.

Southbound Interstate 75 is back open in Tipp City after two crashes involving eight vehicles.

UPDATE @ 6:40 p.m.

The center and right lanes are open following two crashes on southbound I-75 that shut down the highway this evening in Tipp City.

>>PHOTOS: From the scene of I-75 crash

The first crash was reported sometime after 5 p.m. that involved six vehicles, and the second involved two vehicles. The crashes happened at mile marker 69, and closed I-75 between Ohio 55 and County Road 25.

The crash happened during a period of heavy rain, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

Two CareFlight medical helicopters responded to the scene, but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, according to troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post. Six wreckers were called to the scene.

Also, there was a report of a black Ford Focus with its hazard lights flashing that was in the emergency lane near the 70 mile marker, apparently trying to block cars. Dispatchers said troopers were looking for that car but didn’t find it.

UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m.

Six cars are involved in two separate crashes at the same location near Exit 69 on southbound I-75 in Tipp City, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Piqua Post.

The crashes were reported sometime after 5 p.m.

One crash involved two vehicles and the second had four vehicles involved, but it was not clear which wreck happened first.

The number and extent of injuries was not available, but two CareFlight medical helicopters responded to the scene.

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.

Southbound I-75 is shut down between Ohio 55 and County Road 25, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

FIRST REPORT

A multi-vehicle crash is reported on southbound Interstate 75 with CareFlight headed to the scene in Tipp City.

It is not clear how many vehicles are involved, but a motorists traveling north on I-75 reported at least three, with vehicles in ditches and up against the median.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report.

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