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Ohio 123 reopens near I-71 after semi crashes into poles, flees

Ohio 123 has reopened after a semi crashed into a pole.
Ohio 123 has reopened after a semi crashed into a pole.(FOX19 NOW)
Published: Aug. 27, 2021 at 6:29 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2021 at 7:35 AM EDT
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WARREN COUTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A main route in the northern Cincinnati suburbs has reopened after a hit-skip crash involving a semi tractor-trailer, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Ohio 123 was blocked between Interstate 71 and Stubs Mills Road in Turtlecreek Township.

It was initially thought the route would be closed until 12 p.m., but crews have reopened it.

The crash was reported near Liberty Keuter Road at 10:42 p.m. Thursday.

A northbound semi ran off the right side of the road and crashed into multiple poles, toppling two, according to the patrol.

The driver fled the scene, troopers say, but they tracked him down about 12 miles away in Monroe.

They identified him as Ervin Rachal of Bossier City, Louisiana.

He was cited for failure to control and leaving the scene of a crash.

No injuries were reported.

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