VIDEO: ODOT footage captures I-675 wrong-way driver moments before crash

UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m. (May 8): 

This newsroom filed a public request with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to obtain video of a wrong-way driver entering Interstate 675 moments before a crash in Beavercreek. The video was released Tuesday.

The video shows the vehicle travel south on the Colonel Glenn Highway ramp to northbound I-675. The vehicle continues straight and starts traveling south in the northbound lanes past the U.S. 35 exit.

The driver, identified by police as Hailey Owens, 21, later crashed into a semi near the Indian Ripple Road exit.

Owens remains at Miami Valley Hospital and is listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Beavercreek police said Monday alcohol was believed to be a factor in the incident.

UPDATE @ 9:05 a.m. (May 7):

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Beavercreek early Monday morning, according to police.

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Emergency crews were dispatched around 1:15 a.m. Monday on reports of a car traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-675 near U.S. 35.

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The driver, identified as Hailey Owens, 21, crashed her car into the side of a semi truck, according to Beavercreek police. The vehicle caught fire after the crash, but the semi truck driver helped put the fire out, investigators said.

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Owens was transported to Miami Valley Hospital and was stable at the time of the crash. Her condition is currently not available, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.

Two northbound lanes of the highway were blocked for about two hours and reopened around 3:15 a.m.

UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m.::

All lanes are now open on northbound I-675 following an early morning wrong-way crash.


Around 1:15 a.m., crews were dispatched on reports of a car going southbound in the northbound lanes of I-675. A couple minutes later, the vehicle crashed on northbound I-675 just south of U.S. 35. The car then caught fire.

A woman was injured and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. No one else was injured.

As of 2:10 a.m., the right two lanes of I-675 remain closed.

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