Wrong-way driver strikes trooper’s cruiser on I-71

JEFFERSON TWP., Greene County — UPDATE @ 11:40 a.m.

A trooper and wrong-way driver suffered minor injuries in a collision this morning on southbound Interstate 71 in Greene County Saturday morning.

All lanes of the highway have reopened after an Ohio State Highway Patrol investigation.

UPDATE @ 8:33 a.m. 

A trooper was involved in a crash after a vehicle traveled the wrong way on I-71 in Jefferson Twp. Saturday.

According to troopers, the trooper nearly avoided being hit head on as the vehicle was going southbound on the northbound side. The trooper was forced into the median, but was able to catch up and stop the vehicle.

Troopers say that alcohol and drugs do not seem to be a factor.

Crews will remain at the scene for a couple of hours. The left lane of I-71 south is closed. A crash reconstrucion unit is on scene.

Both the driver and the trooper were taken to Miami Valley Hospital with minor injuries.


Greene County crews responded to a report of a head-on collision on I-71 South in Jefferson Twp.

Initial reports indicate a state trooper was involved in the crash, and that a driver was going the wrong way.

CareFlight was on standby and then was canceled.

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It is unknown exactly how many vehicles were involved.

We are working to learn more about this story.