Sleepy semi-truck driver crashes near I-75

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Officials believe a driver fell asleep at the wheel before losing control of a semi-tractor trailer on I-75 in Harrison Township. 

It happened in the southbound lane near Wagner Ford Road around 5:15 a.m.

Semi accident on I-75 near Wagner Ford Road
Semi accident on I-75 near Wagner Ford Road
Police Dispatch says officers responded to a call of a jack-knifed semi, finding the truck down an embankment.

The driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. He was awake and alert when he was loaded into the ambulance for transport.

The ramp from I-75 southbound to Wagner Ford Road was shut down as crews worked to clear the scene. That ramp has since reopened.

Tow trucks are in the process of removing the semi from the area.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are both working the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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