ON SCENE: Semi splits, spills load of alcohol in Preble County

Road reopens after jackknifed semi spills alcohol across U.S. 35 in Eaton 

UPDATE @ 5:33 a.m: U.S. 35 between Lexington Road and Main Street is expected to open in the next hour or so after being closed for over four hours due to a jackknifed semi spilling alcohol on the roadway, according to Eaton police. 

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Crews have worked all morning to clean up the spill that was reported around 1 a.m. due to a crash involving two semis. 

UPDATE @ 2:15 a.m: U.S. 35 between Lexington Road and Main Street is closed after a semi spilled bottles, kegs, and cases of alcohol across the roadway Monday morning.

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Officials say two semis were involved in the crash around 1 a.m. A semi carrying 40,000 pounds of paper was attempting to turn into the nearby International Paper Company when the other semi carrying the alcohol swerved to avoid hitting the rear of the first semi-truck, causing it to jackknife. 

The jackknifed semi landed in a residential front yard with the truck split in half, causing the alcohol to spill.

Neither of the truck drivers were injured as a result of the incident and the property was not damaged.

Eaton police do not have an time for when the road will reopen, stating it will be closed for “several hours.”

The detour for this closure, per officials, is Lexington Road to Barron Street. 

Officials continue to investigate the crash.


A semi-truck has reportedly spilled bottles of alcohol across U.S. 35 in Eaton early Monday morning, according to officials.

The incident was dispatched around 1 a.m. in the 900 block of Eaton Richmond Pike, per initial reports.

The spill will reportedly have the road closed near Woodland Drive for a while.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details about the ordeal. 

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