No cable barriers in the median on I-75 where deadly crash took place

Published: Monday, February 18, 2019 @ 1:05 PM

75 northbound closed after accident

A Piqua mother is grieving as state officials try to fix a major safety issue along the highways.

Millions of tax dollars are being spent to install cable barriers in highway medians to help save more lives.

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On Sept. 17, Heather Bayman’s 21-year-old son Nicholas was killed after his pickup truck crossed a grass median on I-75 in Shelby County.


He sideswiped a semi-truck and hit an SUV head-on before being transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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He died shortly after.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured and the driver and passengers in the SUV were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The installation of cables in the median began the same day as the Bayman’s deadly crash, but there weren’t any cables or barriers in that stretch of the highway.

News Center 7 is looking into the use of those cable barriers on Monday, Feb. 18. Tune in at 5:30 p.m. to learn more.