UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.: The driver of a silver Toyota SUV triggered the accident when that driver attempted to pass on the right berm of I-75 North, near state Route 41 in Troy, lost control and clipped the rear of the pickup truck, Sgt. Vee Witcher Jr., state patrol post Piqua.
A third vehicle in the middle lane was struck as well and the pickup truck ended up on its top. The driver and passenger in the truck, taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight helicopters, suffered serious injuries, Witcher said.
The accident remains under investigation, he said, but crash scene investigators are focusing on improper passing and speed on the part of the SUV driver, Witcher said.
UPDATE @ 5:43 p.m.: According to a preliminary report, troopers are telling us an SUV hit a second vehicle while switching lanes on I-75 North. The pickup truck hit a wall and came to rest on its top.
The truck caught fire and produced heavy smoke as it was about to be pulled onto a flatbed wrecker. The flames are out now and no one was believed to have been injured in that fire.
One lane on I-75 North remains open.
UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m.: One lane on I-75 North is open now in the aftermath of the rollover accident near Troy that required the dispatching of two CareFlight helicopters.
We’re told there are two victims — a male and a female. Their conditions are not known.
We’re told that three vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred just north of the state Route 41 bridge. One of the vehicles, which appears to be a pickup truck, came to rest in the grass berm, on its top.
The northbound lanes of I-75, in the area of state Route 41 and North County Road 25A, are being shut down because of a vehicle accident.
Fire/rescue crews, the Ohio Highway Patrol and CareFlight have been dispatched.
The accident was reported just before 4:30 p.m.
We have a crew on the way. We will update this report as we get information.
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