‘There’s a bad wreck up here;’ 911 calls, scanner traffic describe deadly crash on I-75 in Dayton

DAYTON — 911 audio calls obtained by News Center 7 reveal the moment witnesses saw a crash on the ramp from Northbound Interstate 75 to Stanley Avenue.

>>PHOTOS: 1 killed after semi-truck overturns on I-75 in Dayton

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

Police and medics were dispatched to the crash on NB I-75 over Stanley around 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

“A semi hit the bridge or something,” a caller told 911 dispatchers. “There’s a bad wreck up here.”

News Center 7′s Mike Campbell said the call came in at 4 a.m. and traffic

“I think the trailer went over the top of the retaining wall,” the caller told dispatchers. “There are cars and stuff going through the debris and there’s no one there to slow them down or nothing.”

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

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sent a large emergency response to the scene.

Initial scanner traffic also revealed what officers and medics saw when they arrived on the scene of the crash.

“I was just flagged down at Webster and Leo,” an officer on the scene said. “There’s a semi that went off the highway.”

The officer noticed the semi went off the highway.

“It’s off the highway. It’s on the grass,” said the officer. “Right here at Stanley and on the ramp to get on 75 Northbound. It literally rolled over.”

>>Motorcyclist dies after crash on NB I-75 in Miami County Monday

When more officers and medics arrived, they noticed people were trapped inside the semi and wires were down.

“He’s trapped,” said the officer. “We have some wires down too.”

AES Ohio was also requested to the scene because they were live wires.

“There’s a live wire on top of the semi-truck,” said one of the first rounders on scanner traffic.

Initial scanner traffic indicated they wanted as many people as possible away from the crash scene due to the live wires.

“Everyone on I-75 stay away from the crash so we can this de-energized,” said the first responder.

>>Man found dead in vehicle after Dayton shooting, crash identified

All lanes of Northbound Interstate 75 are back open after being closed for nearly nine hours.

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