UPDATE: I-74 reopen after wreck involving 2 semis

By Richard Todd email

HARRISON, OH (FOX19)Westbound Interstate 74 is reopen after a serious accident involving two semi trucks.

The wreck happened near the New Haven Road exit around 1:15 a.m. and involved a UPS truck with double trailers and another tractor trailer. All westbound lanes were closed until 8:30 a.m. before crews were able to open one lane. All other lanes were open by 9:30 a.m.

Police say the UPS truck driven by William Conner III, 42, of Burlington, Ky. rear-ended the other semi, which was being driven by James D. Leger, 57, of Walton, Ky. Leger's truck was empty, while Conner's truck was partially loaded with miscellaneous merchandise, none of which was hazardous.

Oil from one of the vehicles spilled across the lanes, which caused the closure.

Conner was entrapped in his semi and had to be extricated. He was flown to University Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. He has been cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

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