1 of 4 hurt has life-threatening injuries in I-75 S crash in downtown Dayton

Published: Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 4:51 PM
Updated: Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

A multiple-vehicle crash has shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at West Third Street in downtown Dayton.

UPDATE @ 7 p.m.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in downtown Dayton are back open following a serious crash that hospitalized four people, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries.

A maroon SUV was heading off the highway at the West Third Street exit, when at the last minute the driver swerved back onto the interstate, lost control and hit the concrete median. The vehicle then bounced into a minivan also headed south on I-75, Dayton police Lt. Randy Bean said.

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Four people riding in the SUV were taken to Miami Valley Hospital. No other injuries were reported, but several chickens were killed that were inside a bag in the SUV.

The crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.

Four people riding in an overturned maroon SUV were taken to Miami Valley Hospital, with one person suffering from life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash this evening that shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at West Third Street in downtown Dayton.

The highway will be closed for at least another couple hours following the crash reported around 4:30 p.m., Dayton police said.

The SUV also was carrying a bag containing live chickens. Multiple chickens were killed in the crash, but two survived, police said.

No one was injured in the second vehicle, a minivan, involved in the crash.

EARLIER REPORT

A multiple-vehicle crash has shut down the southbound lanes of I-75 at West Third Street in downtown Dayton.

The highway is closed between state Route 48 and U.S. 35.

One of the vehicles in the crash is on its top, and there were reports of at least three people injured.

We are on scene and will update this report.

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A multiple-vehicle crash has shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at West Third Street in downtown Dayton.