Victim identified in deadly crash on I-71 North

Victim identified in deadly crash on I-71 North
The crash happened at I-71 and Montgomery Road, the sheriff’s office said. (Source: WTOC)

SYCAMORE TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - A man is dead from injuries he sustained in a crash on northbound Interstate-71 Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred at the 11.9 mile post in Sycamore Township around 4:50 p.m., the sheriff’s office says.

It temporarily closed the northbound section of the interstate between Red Bank Road and Montgomery Road. The interstate has since reopened.

According to the sheriff’s office, Brit Smith, 29, of Batesville, Mississippi, was in his semi-tractor and trailer stopped on the right shoulder of the interstate when a Chevrolet Equinox traveled onto the right shoulder and struck the back of Smith’s semi.

The Equinox was being driven by 57-year-old Russell Dodd of Delhi Township.

Prior to striking the semi, the sheriff’s office says he hit the wall along the right shoulder several times. Afterwards, he was trapped in his SUV.

Witnesses called 911 and began CPR, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Sycamore Township Fire Department pronounced Dodd dead at the scene, the the sheriff’s office says.

The crash remains under investigation by the HCSO Traffic Safety Unit.

Speed and impairment are not believed to be factors, the sheriff’s office says.

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