Southbound I-71 reopens after fatal crash in Warren Co. - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Southbound I-71 reopens after fatal crash in Warren Co.

A deadly crash closed southbound Interstate 71 in Warren County about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The southbound lanes are not expected to reopen until late Tuesday afternoon. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Wueste) A deadly crash closed southbound Interstate 71 in Warren County about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The southbound lanes are not expected to reopen until late Tuesday afternoon. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Wueste)
MASSIE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Southbound Interstate 71 has reopened after a deadly crash just south of Ohio 73. The highway was closed for more than six hours as crews attempted to clear the scene.

The Warren County Coroner's Office responded to the scene about 9:30 a.m. after three semi-trucks and a commercial work van collided.

The driver of the van, identified by officials as 51-year-old Ronald Hoeffler Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene.

Charges are pending until an investigation is complete, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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