IDs released in double-fatal crash on I-75 in Shelby Co.

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RAW VIDEO: Crash on I-75 in Shelby County

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SHELBY COUNTY  Investigators believe a mechanical problem led to the three-vehicle crash on I-75 North near Sidney that left two people dead and two injured.

  • The crash caused the northbound lanes to shut down for more than two hours
  • A possible blown tire on a southbound red pickup truck forced it to veer into the northbound lanes and collide head-on with a minivan and another pickup truck
  • The drivers of the pickup trucks were killed, according to the sheriff's office
  • The two people killed in the crash have been identified as 78-year-old William Baughman, of Botkins, and Turaee Manley, 50, of Lima

Two passengers in the minivan, a male and female from Michigan, suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening, according to the sheriff’s office. They were taken to Wilson Health in Sidney then transferred to Miami Valley Hospital where they are reported in stable condition, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials tell us they are looking into whether seat belts were being used and whether that was a factor in the severity of the injuries.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to the crash reported near the 97 mile marker.

Motorists were advised to use an alternative route and exit at Ohio 47 and go toward County Road 25 A then turn left to get onto Ohio 274 near New Bremen to get back onto I-75 North.

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