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Woman killed in Interstate 75 crash north of Dayton ID’d

UPDATE @ 2:51 p.m.:

The woman killed in the crash on I-75 near Needmore Road Thursday morning has been identified as Christina Tester, 53, of Huber Heights.

INITIAL REPORT

A woman is dead after a tire came off a vehicle and crashed through the windshield of a her car traveling in the opposite direction on I-75.

The crash happened around 6:45 a.m. just north of Needmore Road. At 10 a.m., all lanes of the highway reopened after a lengthy closure of two southbound lanes. 

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>> Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a tire came off a Dodge Caravan traveling north on I-75. The tire came up over the median wall and hit a Chevy Express before striking the Mustang head-on on the driver’s side.

The driver of the Mustang, only identified as a 53-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released, pending notification of family. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.

>> Good Sam ER to close at noon today

STUCK IN TRAFFIC? DETOUR INFORMATION

If you are already in the backup and are south of I-70 on southbound I-75, exit at Benchwood Road. 

From Benchwood, you can go west and take North Dixie Drive south, or head east, and pick up Webster Street. 

Both North Dixie and Webster meet up with Needmore Road where you can get back on I-75 south.  If you plan to head on Interstate 70 heading east from the Englewood and Clayton area, exit on Ohio 48 and take that south to Shoup Mill Road. 

Shoop Mill Road west turns into Needmore Road where you can re-enter I-75 south.  If your plan is west on I-70 from the Huber Heights area, exit on on Old Troy Pike and take that south to Needmore Road, where you can also rejoin the highway. 

Updates every six minutes or sooner on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.

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