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Southbound 75 reopens after fatal crash

UPDATE (FOX19) - Southbound 75 in St. Bernard was reopened late Sunday night after a crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

 

ST. BERNARD, OH (FOX19) - Southbound I-75 south of the Norwood Lateral was expected to be closed until early Monday morning after a motorcyclist died after hitting a truck.

Police say 26-year-old Derrick Brown was riding down I-75 without a helmet, at high rate of speed, straddling multiple lanes of traffic when he tried to go a around a semi and hit it with his head.

He flew off the bike, which went several hundred feet.  Witnesses rushed to his aid, and he was taken to University Hospital, but could not be saved.

Police don't believe the driver of the semi ever found out this happened; the truck continued down I-75 and had not been located as of late Sunday.

The crash closed all but one lane of 75 for an hour or two, then all lanes were closed for the investigation.  St.  Bernard requested in the Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit to investigate since they don't have their own traffic unit.

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