Multi-vehicle crashes close NB I-75, damages overpass in Monroe

Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 11:09 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2022 at 11:49 AM EDT
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MONROE, Ohio (WXIX) - Northbound Interstate 75 has been reopened following multiple vehicle crashes on both the highway and the Ohio 63 overpass, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol and Monroe police.

A dump truck, driven by 62-year-old Michael Lainhart, hit a vehicle and then a barrier on the Ohio 63 overpass at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, Monroe police dispatchers confirm.

The debris from the barrier wall fell off the overpass and onto the northbound lanes of the highway, hitting vehicles, Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Lainhart was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to OSP. Another driver, 47-year-old Tracey Corso, was also injured, but she is expected to be ok, per OSP.

The bridge parapet that was struck is being inspected by the Ohio Department of Transportation, state patrol added.

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