Semi driver cited in SB I-75 crash in Miami County that sends 2 to hospital

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:09 AM

Crash shuts down SB I-75 in Miami County

A semi driver was cited in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 that sent two people to the hospital and shut down southbound lanes for about two hours.

Crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. to I-75, just south of the state Route 571 exit near the border with Montgomery County.

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The truck struck a car while changing lanes, according to a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The driver was cited for improper lane change, the trooper said.

Colyn Hall, a trucker from Xenia on his way to St. Louis, said he saw at least two people injured in the two-vehicle accident, which happened right in front of him.

“There was no time for the horn, you hit the brakes,” he said.

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Two people riding in the car that was hit suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the trooper said.

The highway reopened by 1 a.m.

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