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Alcohol, speed factors in crash that hurt deputy, other motorist

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Alcohol and excessive speed are factors in an Interstate 275 crash that injured a Hamilton County sheriff's deputy and another motorist early Friday, sheriff's officials said.

Deputy Rylan Babbs' cruiser was traveling eastbound on I-275 near the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway, assisting a paving crew with a lane closure, when his vehicle was struck by an eastbound 1992 Chrysler LeBaron, a prepared statement reads.

The driver of the LeBaron, Travis Robinson II, 27, of Cincinnati, failed to observe the deputy's cruiser, which caused the front of his vehicle to hit the back of the cruiser.

The Colerain Township Fire Department took Babbs, 22, to Mercy Fairfield Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The fire department transported Robinson to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The deputy was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash; Robinson was not, sheriff's officials said.

Charges are pending against Robinson.

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