I-71 South reopens in Warren County after pedestrian hit by vehicle

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 @ 2:26 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 @ 3:06 PM

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UPDATE @ 3:05 p.m.: 

State troopers have reopened all southbound lanes of I-71 at Ohio 123 in Warren County following an earlier crash involving a pedestrian. 

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The condition of the victim was not immediately released and additional details were not available. 

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We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT:

The southbound lanes of Interstate 71 are shut down near Ohio 123 following reports of a pedestrian strike Tuesday afternoon. 

Law enforcement officers on the highway reported one person was hit by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-71 between the Ohio 123 and Ohio 48 exits around 1:55 p.m., according to emergency scanner traffic. 

A medical helicopter was also requested to respond to the scene, according to initial reports. 

 

It was not known when the highway was expected to reopen. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.