2 killed after semi overturns near I-75 in Dayton; NB lanes, on-ramp reopen

DAYTON — Update at 1:45 p.m. ET, June 1:

All lanes of northbound Interstate 75 have reopened nearly 9 hours after a semitrailer overturned, killing two people.

News Center 7 crews on scene reported that the lanes opened just after 1 p.m.

The entrance ramp from Stanley Avenue to I-75 NB reopened around 1:45 p.m.

Summarized Report:

Two people are dead after a semitrailer overturned and came to rest on an off-ramp embankment on Interstate 75 in Dayton early Thursday morning.

Police and medics were dispatched to the crash on I-75 over Stanley Avenue around 4 a.m., according to Dayton Police Lt. David Matthews.

“The semi-truck apparently lost control and rolled off the highway into an embankment near the entrance ramp of Stanley [Avenue],” Matthews said.

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Matthews said two people were confirmed to have been killed in the crash. Their identities have not been released at this time.

The highway remains shut down at Route 4 as crews work to clear the crash.

According to Matthews, there is structural damage to a sign that the Ohio Department of Transportation is evaluating.

Drivers on I-75 northbound are being advised to go to Webster Street or Needmore Road to get back on the highway.

News Center 7 will continue updating this story as we learn more.

Update at 8:24 a.m. ET, June 1:

Dayton police on scene confirmed with News Center 7 that at least two victims are being removed from the crash.

Update at 6:03 a.m. ET, June 1:

One person was confirmed to be dead as first responders extricated victims from inside a semi-truck that rolled over on the on-ramp to Interstate 75 northbound from Stanley Avenue at 4:04 a.m., Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed.

It was unknown if there was a second person trapped inside the rolled-over semi-truck.

All northbound lanes of Interstate 75 were shut down.

Update at 5:11 a.m. ET, June 1:

A semi-truck hit a median near the on-ramp to Interstate 75 northbound from Stanley Avenue at 4:04 a.m., which caused it to roll over off the highway and into a grassy patch.

Officers and firefighters worked to extricate a person who was trapped inside the semi-truck after it rolled over. It is unknown if they suffered any injuries or if they were conscious at the time of questioning.

There was also a substance leaking out near the rear of the semi-truck, which had yet to be identified. But, emergency responders at the scene confirmed that it was non-hazardous and therefore, did not need the Environment Protection Agency’s response.

Officers worked to shut down Stanley Avenue to help clear the scene of debris, the possibly injured occupant, and the rolled-over semi-truck.

The crash also shut down the right two lanes of Interstate 75 northbound, the Ohio Department of Transportation confirmed.

Initial Report:

Dayton Police and Fire were dispatched to the on-ramp to Interstate 75 northbound from Stanley Avenue at 4:04 a.m. on reports of a rollover crash with a person trapped inside.

When emergency responders arrived, they reported a person was trapped inside a semi-truck that rolled off the on-ramp, according to scanners. Traffic cameras operated by the Ohio Department of Transportation confirmed that the semi-truck did roll over during the crash and began to leak fluid near the rear of the vehicle.

As the semi-truck rolled over, it damaged the utility poles and downed some power lines across the roadway, causing AES Ohio to respond to the scene, evident in the traffic camera footage.

Although the initial call reported that the semi-truck occupant may have been injured, it is currently unknown what their condition is.

The Dayton Police Department led the investigation into the crash.

We will update this story as it develops.

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