Thursday, May 25, 2000

Semi driver killed in crash on I-75

By William A. Weathers
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        ST. BERNARD — A truck driver was was killed Wednesday when his semi-tractor trailer hit a car, jackknifed and went over an embankment on Interstate 75.

        The southbound semi appeared to go out of control as traffic slowed ahead of it about 8:15 p.m., Police Chief Steve Moeller said. It swerved, clipped a car, then jackknifed and slid down an embankment just north of the Mitchell Avenue exit, he said.

        The truck landed on its top, its cab at the bottom of the embankment and the trailer stretching up the hillside toward the expressway. It was carrying auto parts.

        The driver, whose name was not immediately released, was trapped in the wreckage and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car and two passengers were uninjured, police said.

        Police closed all southbound lanes of the interstate at the Norwood Lateral so crews could clear wreckage. Westbound traffic on the Lateral was directed onto northbound I-75.


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