Crash involving wrong-way driver closes I-275 for hours

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:29 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 3:55 AM EST
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FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (WXIX) - Westbound Interstate 275 is open again after a crash involving a wrong- way driver closed it for several hours overnight, according to Kenton County dispatchers.

It happened between Ky-17/Madison Pike and Ky-1303/Turkey Foot Road about 10:30 p.m.

The wrong-way driver was traveling east in the westbound lanes by the Madison Pike exit when the vehicle struck an oncoming car, according to Fort Wright Police Chief Ed Butler.

Both drivers were trapped and had to be extricated by first responders, according to dispatchers.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation

All four westbound lanes reopened around 1 a.m.

Crash shuts down I-275 in NKY
Crash shuts down I-275 in NKY(ODOT)

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