UPDATE: Victims in Evanston crash identified


UPDATE: Police have released the identities of the victims involved in a crash in Evanston.

Police say Barry Treadway, 51, of Florence, was driving on I-71 when he exited the right side of the interstate, striking several small trees and traveling through a chain link fence and onto Duck Creek, where he struck a southbound vehicle head on.

Treadway was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Kathy Treadway, 51, was also pronounced dead. Police say she was wearing a seat belt.

the driver of the other vehicle, Jeffrey Roark, 40, of Mount Washington, was transported to University Hospital and is listed in critical condition. Police say he was wearing a seat belt.

The Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate the crash. Any witnesses are asked to call 513-352-2514.

UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 71 have been reopen.

UPDATE: Early speculation is that one of the vehicles lost control on Interstate 71, went through a chain link fence on onto Duck Creek, where it struck the other vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Police have reopened the left two lanes of Interstate 71.


Two people have died and one person is critically injured in a crash in Evanston.

The accident occurred just after 6:30 a.m. on Duck Creek near Dana and involved two vehicles.

Northbound I-71 before Dana is shut down so police can search a hillside for debris. Duck Creek is also closed.

It's unclear right now what caused the crash.

The names of the victims have not been released.