A crash reportedly involving a semi and a sheriff's cruiser has closed Interstate 275 eastbound near the Indiana-Ohio state line.
Ohio Dept. of Transportation
Update posted at 4:42 p.m.:
I-275 eastbound reopened at about 4:30 p.m. following the accident involving a sheriff's deputy cruiser and a semi.
WLWT-TV reports that there were actually two accidents. The Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy's whose vehicle was struck by the semi was stopped to warn motorists of another crash further down the interstate.
In that first crash, a vehicle had been struck by lightning. A second deputy was assisting the motorist.
The injured deputy is identified as Cpl. Tom Lang. He was taken by aircare to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The crash investigation is ongoing.
Update posted at 3:28 p.m.:
A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy was taken from the accident scene by aircare.
Witnesses tell Eagle 99.3 it appeared that the deputy's cruiser was rear-ended by a semi in the I-275 eastbound lanes near the Indiana-Ohio state line at around 2:00 p.m.
The semi remains jacknifed in the closed eastbound lanes. There is no estimation on when the highway may reopen.
The westbound lanes of the interstate are open to traffic.
Original story posted at 2:44 p.m.:
(Whitewater Township, Oh.) – A Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy cruiser is reportedly involved in a crash on Interstate 275 near the Indiana-Ohio state line.
The accident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. Witnesses reported a sheriff’s vehicle appeared to be damaged in the crash. A semi was also involved in the accident, according to Hamilton County dispatchers.
It is unclear if anybody was injured in the collision.
The eastbound/northbound lanes of the highway are closed. Greendale Police have shut down the ramp from U.S. 50 to that direction of I-275.