On May 8th, a Friday crash on I-75 resulted in one fatality with the other person seriously injured. On I-75 North near Exit 9 for Paddock Road, Cincinnati Police responded just after 7:15 in the evening. The victim, David Edwards, was only 48-years-old and had been driving a ’93 Chevy pickup truck. He lost control of the vehicle and left the road. After leaving the road, the vehicle struck a tree. Police reported Edwards dead at the scene.
Additionally, reports from Cincinnati Police show that Edwards had not been wearing a seatbelt during the wreck. Police are not sure at this time why Edwards lost control of the vehicle or left the road. Both questions are under investigation.
The other victim, Molly Cornwell, 45-years-old, was in the passenger seat. She remains in serious condition at the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center.
Cornwell was wearing a seatbelt, and it likely contributed to her survival. There has been no further statement on the extent of her injuries, only that they were serious in nature.
Police have begun their investigation into this single-vehicle accident. They don’t believe at this time that excess speed or careless driving caused the collision. Questions of impairment being a contributing factor are still under review as police wait for test results on BAC and possible drug presence in Edwards.
As this was a single-vehicle crash, police ask that any witnesses come forward. Although there were not many people on I-75, it’s an often traveled stretch of road. Anyone who witnessed the crash or may have been driving through that bit of freeway around 7:15 pm should contact local traffic units. The Cincinnati Police Department is directing witnesses to call their Traffic Unit with any available information that could help with their investigation.
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