Man dies after rear-end crash on I-275

Man dies after rear-end crash on I-275

INDIAN HILL, OH (FOX19) - A driver was killed in a crash on westbound Interstate 275 at Loveland Madeira Road Friday morning.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies identified the victim as James Taylor, 47, of Cincinnati.

A Ford Escape rear-ended Taylor's Monte Carlo around 12:35 a.m., according to Indian Hill Ranger Chief Chuck Schlie.

Witnesses told investigators that Taylor's vehicle was "traveling at a reduced speed" prior to the crash.

Medics transferred Taylor to Bethesda North Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Ford Escape suffered minor injuries.

Traffic investigators shut down the highway until 5 a.m.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit.

The crash remains under investigation.

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