Police: Woman dies in crash involving semi on I-75

Police: Woman dies in crash involving semi on I-75
Officers say a woman died as a result of a crash involving a semi on I-75 Friday. (Source: Cincinnati Police Department)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A part of I-75 was shut down for hours Friday after a fatal crash occurred involving a semi, officers said.

Police say Lisa Landrum, 50, died as a result of the crash on southbound I-75 at Western Avenue.

David Cooper, 27, was operating a 2002 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility vehicle southbound on I-75 when he “failed to leave Assured Clear Distance Ahead” and hit the rear of a 2016 Freightliner semi, driven by Abdullahi Handule, 46, officers said. Police arrived to the scene around 1 p.m.

Landrum, the passenger of the Nissan, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Officers say Handule and Cooper were not injured in the crash.

Everyone involved was wearing their seat belts and excessive speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.

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