UPDATE @ 11:03 a.m.
A semitrailer hauling 22,000 pounds of steel coil caused extensive damage to the road shoulder when it overturned on Interstate 675 south ramp to Interstate 75 south in Miami Twp. on Tuesday, according to police.
“At some point during the curve, he (the driver) lost control,” said Miami Township Police Officer Pat McCoy. “The coil steel snapped from its chains, came off the trailer as the semi was turning over on its side. The truck slid. The coil came off. It went about 80 feet away from the truck.”
Police believe speed is a factor.
The driver was taken to Kettering Medical Center for injuries that were not life threatening.
“Keep your eyes open,” McCoy said. “Be very aware of what’s going on in front of you and slow down.”
UPDATE @ 10:05 a.m.
The left lane of the southbound Interstate 675 ramp to southbound Interstate 75 has been temporarily reopened, as crews work to remove an overturned semi.
Officials at the scene said the truck will be removed in three stages, starting with the cab. The trailer and steel coil will be removed after the cab is removed.
Police did not have time estimates when the shut downs will occur.
We’ll continue to update this page as new details become available.
UPDATE @ 9:15 a.m.
A semi driver suffered non-life threatening injuries after rolling his truck on the southbound Interstate 675 ramp to southbound Interstate 75 in Miami Twp. Tuesday morning.
Miami Twp. police said the driver lost control in the curve of the ramp and rolled the semi around 8:25 a.m.
The semi was hauling a 4,900 pound steel coil that came off the trailer during the crash.
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The ramp is expected to be shut down for several hours. The WHIO Traffic Center suggested detour is to exit southbound Interstate 675 at Ohio 725, take Ohio 725 north to the southbound Interstate 75 ramp.
The ramp from southbound Interstate 675 to southbound Interstate 75 will be shut down for several hours following a rollover crash involving a semi.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the ramp around 8:25 a.m. and reported a semi was on its side.
Dispatchers said police are expected to have the ramp shut down for several hours.
We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available.
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