Cincinnati man dead in I-275 crash, OSP says

A semi crashed into a truck from behind, killing the driver of the truck, according to OSP.
Crash in Clermont County involving a semi and a pickup truck that has resulted in one death.
Crash in Clermont County involving a semi and a pickup truck that has resulted in one death.(OHGO)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 4:27 PM EDT
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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - One person is dead and another was taken by helicopter to the hospital following a crash involving a semi and a pick-up truck on I-275 Southbound in Clermont County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 3:40 p.m. near Milford Parkway, according to OSP.

The crash involved a Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Jonathan Bennett, 26, going south on 275.

It also involved a southbound Chevrolet W4 Tiltmaster

OSP initially said the truck was being driven by 42-year-old Elder Tomas Ocampomejia, of Cincinnati, with 32-year-old Daysi Rodriquez, also of Cincinnati, as a passenger.

On Thursday OSP confirmed they had misidentified Ocampomejia.

OSP says Bennett failed to maintain an ”assured clear distance ahead” and hit the truck from behind.

The impact ejected the driver formerly believed to be Ocampomejia.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative from the Clermont County Coroner’s Office.

Rodriquez suffered serious injuries and was transported by UC Air Care to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Bennett was transported to Bethesda North Hospital with minor injuries.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected as factors, according to OSP.

I-275 Southbound closed following the crash but has since partially reopened.

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