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Separate crashes involving several vehicles have closed southbound I-75 in Middletown and I-275 near Hamilton Avenue.
Multi-vehicle crashes closed I-75 and I-275 on Monday.Full Story >
One woman was killed and 86 vehicles were involved in a crash on I-275 between Colerain and Hamilton Avenue. According to authorities, the female victim was outside of her car, either struck by another vehicle or median cables on scene.
In addition, twenty people were taken to the hospital, with four in critical condition. Both directions of I-275 are shut down and it's unclear when it will open.
A motor coach bus was brought in to keep those involved in the crash warm.
Southbound Interstate 75 in Middletown is closed north of SR 63. The Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) says up to 50 vehicles were involved in the crash, but only minor injuries were reported.
Drivers involved in the crash reported a sudden white out, then the roads became icy. An inch of snow in grassy areas was reported in Genntown, Ohio just after noon. OSP estimates I-75 could reopen as early as 3 p.m.
The crashes occurred around noon.
The snow showers are moving out of the FOX19 viewing area, but there could still be some slick spots on area roadways. Motorists are advised to use caution.
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