UPDATE: Bond set for driver involved in fatal accident

Chi Chow (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Chi Chow (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH( FOX19) --

UPDATE: Chi Kong Chow was in court on Thursday morning to face charges of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

He pled not guilty and his bond was set at $20,000.

According to an affadavit filed in Hamilton County court, police say Chow was speeding when the accident occurred.

UPDATE: Police say the driver of the semi truck, Chi Chow, 46 lost control of his vehicle, overturning it on its side and striking a Ford Explorer. Chow and his passenger, Wing Fong, 47, were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

It happened on southbound I-71 near the 0.4 milemarker around 8:15 Wednesday night.

The driver of the Explorer, Susan Strowe, 47, was transported to University Hospital with minor injuries and released. The rear passenger, Rhenda Driver, 52, was extricated from the vehicle and flown via Air Care to University Hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger, Rhonda Gandy, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say all occupants of the Explorer were wearing seat belts, and the three of them were sisters.

Chow has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

The interstate was closed for six hours while police and firefighters cleaned up the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses are urged to call the Traffic Unit at 352-2514.

PREVIOUSLY:

Interstate 71 is shut down after an accident involving a semi truck and a car.

Police have closed the Southbound I-71 after a semi truck pins a vehicle against the ramp to the Brent Spence Bridge.

The ramp to North I-75 and US 50/ River Road is also closed for a ladder truck.

Drivers are being directed over the Ohio River using I-471. From there drivers can access Interstate 75 using Interstate 275.

Emergency crews along with Air care are currently on the scene. There is no word on injuries at this time.

FOX19 has a crew heading to the scene. We will bring you new information as it becomes available.