1 dead in I-75 overpass collapse in Cincinnati

Overpass collapse on I-75 in Cincinnati. (Photo/WLWT)
Overpass collapse on I-75 in Cincinnati. (Photo/WLWT)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fire and emergency medical officials say a construction worker was killed and a tractor trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Fire Department says the collapse onto southbound interstate 75 happened near Hopple Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Fire officials say southbound lanes were closed indefinitely. It wasn’t clear what caused the collapse.  The police chief is urging motorists who travel in that area to find an alternate route.

Officials say several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the roadway. A tractor trailer was damaged.

The driver was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with minor injuries.

A witness told WLWT that he heard “a real big boom” and then a couple of seconds later he saw police cars rushing to the scene.

 

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