EB I-275 back open after fatal crash involving Rumpke truck
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Eastbound Interstate 275 is now open between Blue Rock Road and Colerain Avenue following a fatal crash involving two vehicles including a Rumpke truck, a Rumpke spokeswoman tells FOX19 NOW.
The crash was reported just before 5 a.m. Thursday.
A Rumpke garbage truck was traveling on the highway, on its way back to the landfill off Struble Road, when it was struck in the back by a passenger vehicle, according to Rumpke’s spokeswoman, Molly Yeager.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. The Rumpke driver is uninjured.
“This is a tragic accident,” Yeager said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the driver of the passenger vehicle. We are currently working with the Colerain Township emergency responders to conduct a thorough investigation to determine what occurred here this morning.”
Around 1:30 p.m., eastbound I-275 was fully reopened.
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