11 injured in multiple-car crash that shut down I-71 in central Ohio for hours

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.:

Eleven people were injured Wednesday afternoon in the multiple-car crash on I-71 South near Jeffersonville that shut down the southbound and northbound lanes for hours.

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Jefferson Twp. Fire reported the number of patients in a social media post minutes ago.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Fayette County EMS, Silvercreek Twp. Fire and EMS, Sterilng Joint Ambulance, New Jasper Twp. Fire & EMS, CareFlight and Medflight all responded to the crash the Ohio State Highway Patrol said involved at least four cars.

The state patrol investigation is continuing. We will continue to update this developing report as warranted.

UPDATE @ 7 p.m.:

North and south I-71 near Jeffersonville in central Ohio has reopened as the Ohio State Highway Patrol continues its investigation of the multiple-car crash that sent three people to hospitals by air ambulance and an untold number of other injured people to hospitals by ground ambulance.


Multiple injuries are being reported from a multiple-car crash Wednesday afternoon on I-71 South near Jeffersonville that has shut down the southbound lanes until further notice.

Three people have been taken to hospitals by air ambulance and an unknown number of other victims have been taken by ground ambulance, Sgt. Tyler Ross, Ohio State Highway Patrol, tells WHIO.com/News Center 7.

At least four vehicles -- northbound and two southbound -- were involved in the crash, according to the state patrol and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office is recommending that drivers find an alternative route and will post detour information when it becomes available.

The state patrol is conducting the crash investigation.

We will update this developing report as information becomes available.

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