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Police: Love triangle leads to woman hit on I-75

Allencia Townsend (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Allencia Townsend (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
ST. BERNARD, OH (FOX19) -

A love triangle between a man and his two girlfriends resulted in one of the women charged with purposely hitting the other with her car on Interstate 75, police said.

The impact from the collision on the southbound side of the highway near the Mitchell Avenue exit Wednesday tossed the victim over the center concrete barrier onto the northbound side of the highway, St. Bernard police wrote in court records.

The woman was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serous but non-life threatening injuries, said Police Chief Steve Moeller.

The driver, Allencia Davaun Townsend, 22, of North College Hill was arrested on a charges of felonious assault and driving with a suspended license. 

She is being held at the Hamilton County jail on a $25,000 bond.

Townsend, the victim and their boyfriend were all involved in an ongoing dispute that began in Cincinnati over Townsend trying to get her items returned, the chief said.

The argument led to Townsend following her boyfriend as he drove his car with the other woman as his passenger on the highway.

At one point, the two vehicles were in the high-speed lane of the highway in a construction zone, a lane with barricade walls on both sides with nowhere to pull off.

Both vehicles stopped. The woman who was inside the car with the man got out and walked toward Townsend's car to confront her, Moeller said.

Townsend told police she feared for her safety, so she hit the woman.

But police didn't buy that story after questioning and arrested her.

The incident surprised the police, who thought they were responding to another one of the several accidents that have been reported in that construction zone.

They quickly realized once they were on scene it was no ordinary crash.

"It' was unusual for us," the chief said.

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