Authorities ID driver killed after car crosses lanes of I-75, flies off overpass

Authorities ID driver killed after car crosses lanes of I-75, flies off overpass
At least one person is dead after a car traveling north on I-75 in West Chester crossed into oncoming traffic before flying off the road.

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Police closed part of a West Chester road for several hours after a deadly crash Tuesday afternoon.

Ohio State Patrol says a vehicle driving north on Interstate 75 crossed into southbound traffic before hitting an embankment and flying off the highway overpass around 11:15 a.m. Police say the vehicle struck a bridge pillar and landed on Lesourdsville West Chester Road.

That road was closed between Cincinnati-Dayton Road and Cherry Farm Lane for about three and a half hours.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified by authorities as Cecil Booker, 31, of Middletown.

Police said his vehicle was in “bad shape" after the incident. OSP is investigating the cause of the wreck.

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