Motorist rear-ends Brookville fire engine called to I-70 W rollover crash

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UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.:

The far right lane is open on Interstate 70 West in the area of Preble County Line Road.

A man who rear-ended a fire truck tonight that responded to a rollover crash on Interstate 70 West was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.

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The motorist struck the back of Bellbrook Fire Engine 76, which sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the crash scene almost exactly between Ohio 503 and Arlington Road.

No firefighters were hurt.

The first crash was reported about 8:45 p.m. and involved a single-vehicle rollover with the vehicle ending up in the median. That driver also was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The rear-end crash was reported at 9:09 p.m. Driver inattention is likely to blame for the second crash, crews said.

FIRST REPORT

At least two people have been injured in two accidents on I-70 West in the area of Preble County Line Road.

One of the accidents involves a single-vehicle rollover reported about 8:45 p.m. That vehicle reportedly ended up in the median.

The second accident involves a vehicle that rear-ended a fire truck that had been dispatched as part of the rescue run for the rollover. That rear-end collision was reported about 9:09 p.m.

The left lane of the interstate is closed until further notice, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatch.

We will update this developing report as we learn more. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.

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