Woman dies after being hit by van, semi on I-275 early Friday

Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 6:59 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2022 at 1:19 PM EDT
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UNION TOWNSHIP, CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A woman is dead after being hit by two vehicles early Friday when she got out of her broken-down vehicle on I-275, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Bobbie Jo Beckelhymer, 43, of Moscow, died at the scene of the four-vehicle crash, troopers said.

Around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Beckelhyme was driving her Saturn in the middle lane of the interstate when it broke down, OSP explained.

She turned the car’s hazard lights on and got out of the car.

Once she was out vehicle in the middle of I-275, 36-year-old Nathan Bodeker’s GMC van crashed into Beckelhyme and her Saturn, troopers said.

Beckelhymer was then hit by a semi, which was being driven by 68-year-old Alfred Goley, OSP wrote in their news release.

The impact of the crash sent the Saturn into the right lane of northbound I-275, which is when it was hit by 68-year-old Bonnie Mendez’s Nissan.

Mendez is the only other driver who was injured in the crash, according to troopers. She is expected to be ok.

Dava Robinson witnessed the crash.

“I was coming around just before you start to see 125 and I see all the lights from the emergency vehicles... and there are so many lights,” Robinson recalled.

She explains she was on her way to work at the time.

“You can see all the traffic starting to line up behind it, and I was like, what’s going on? So I slow down a little but, and there are a couple of vehicles associated with the crash. And then there starts to be debris. And then there’s a body lying in the middle of the highway.”

The crash remains under investigation.

Northbound I-275 traffic was brought to a standstill following the crash.

The section of the interstate was closed for more than six hours before reopening around 1:45 p.m. Friday.

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