Chain Reaction Crash Closes I-75 South For 20 Hours Today
A chain reaction crash on I-75 south closed the interstate for 20 hours today. It happened near the Highway 411 overpass when traffic was slowing down. The first tractor trailer veered off the road and into the opposing lane, colliding with another. The driver of the first truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was airlifted to Wellstar Kennestone Wellstar. The drivers of the other two vehicles were not injured.
A chain-reaction crash on I-75 south in Shelby County today has killed a Missouri woman. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. as two semitrailers collided, one in front of the other. The first crash caused southbound traffic to slow and stop. The second involved a pickup truck and sedan, and a third occurred on the highway’s right shoulder. The three drivers were not injured in the accident, but both remain in the hospital.
The first accident involved a tractor-trailer that veered into the opposing lane, colliding with a car. The second vehicle struck a box truck and was also hit by a tractor-trailer. The first driver was killed at the scene, while the passenger of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital. The crash is still being investigated by police, but it’s likely that the driver of the second vehicle died.
Unknown tractor-trailer engulfed in flames
An unidentified tractor-trailer engulfed with flames on the expressway on Saturday morning caused an accident involving three vehicles. The truck struck a box truck, blue tractor trailer, and a car. A blue tractor-trailer driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the unknown color tractor-trailer was taken to Kennestone Wellstar Hospital with minor injuries. Troopers continue to investigate the incident.
Multiple fire departments and New York State Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of a semi-truck engulfed in flames. The driver of the truck, a 45-year-old Trenton, NJ man, was engulfed in flames and later found dead inside the cab. Several firefighters battled the blaze and cleared the road.
Single-car wreck with fatality
A fatal crash involving a commercial vehicle occurred on Interstate 75 in Butler County, Ohio, today. The crash occurred near the Pond Creek Road exit at mile marker 68. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a man operating a 2016 Freightliner was hauling an empty trailer when he was hit by another vehicle. He was operating his truck in the left-hand middle lane when the crash occurred. Another driver, James Barnett III, was driving a 2022 Kenworth trailer loaded with aluminum coils.
At about 9 a.m., the southbound lanes of I-75 were closed, and traffic was diverted to U.S. 301. The crash remains under investigation. There was no immediate word on the driver of the pickup truck. No other information was immediately available. One person was killed and the other two were injured. The driver of the other vehicle died in the accident. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.
Traffic nightmare in Greater Cincinnati after crashes clog highways
Ohio State Patrol shut down two lanes of U.S. 35 on Tuesday morning after responding to multiple crashes on the highway. One crash involved a vehicle following another too closely and failing to slow down as the vehicle ahead hit the brakes on a slipper surface. The other accident involved a semi-truck hitting the brakes on an empty road. The two drivers exchanged information and the highway traffic was backed up as far as Fort Mitchell.