SB I-75 reopens in Dayton after lengthy cleanup of morning semi crash

SB I-75 Semi Crash

DAYTON — All lanes of southbound I-75 have reopened south of U.S. 35 in Dayton Thursday afternoon following lengthy lane closures to clean-up an earlier crash involving a semitrailer.

Police and medics were called to the crash with injuries just before 7 a.m., located in the southbound lanes between U.S. 35 and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.

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Part of the semitrailer crashed over the median wall in the incident. The crash forced police to block all southbound lanes for hours and partially block some northbound lanes.

A Dayton police spokesperson warned drivers to expect a closure of “several hours” while the crash was investigated.

Around 9:45 a.m., police reopened the right lane of southbound I-75 to traffic. By noon, traffic was flowing through all southbound lanes.

Potential factors in the crash were not immediately known, however there were multiple reports of slick, hazardous, and partially snow-covered roads around the region at the time of the crash. Dayton police did request snow plows and salt trucks to respond to the highway during the crash cleanup.

Additional details were not immediately known.

The I-75 crash was one of many suspected weather-related crashes this morning and one of two that caused closures of area highways.

One person was killed in a crash on westbound I-70 near the Enon Road exit in Clark County around 6 a.m. While the crash was investigated and highway shut down, several additional crashes were reported in the backup and prompted state troopers to shut down both directions of I-70.

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