On June 16th, a crash took place on Interstate-275 near Winton road and shut down the Interstate for hours. Immediately the Ohio Department of transportation's office in Cincinnati shut down the Interstate and put emergency crews on the scene. Additionally, they alerted the public that they had no idea about the possible time for reopening and that they should avoid the Interstate if at all possible.
The crash involved an estimated four vehicles, although a crash investigation is still open. The initial findings show that there were two commercial vehicles involved in the crash—a Freightliner which hit the vehicle containing the victim, as well as a commercial Volvo.
The victim was a 42-year-old Cincinnati resident, Timmy Burke. Burke was driving along I-275, going with westbound traffic. The trouble initially started when he became involved with a previous crash, and his car was disabled in the mid lanes of I-275. Burke stepped out of his vehicle, and that is when the Freightliner hit him. Ohio State Highway Patrol was on the scene immediately, and Burke was pronounced dead at the scene.
When Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived, the semi-truck transporting a US foods trailer had flipped onto its side. It is unknown if the other vehicles involved in the collision were hit because of the trailer drivers correction attempts after hitting Burke. It is also unknown how exactly the initial crash between Burke and an unknown driver took place. There's been little stated on whether that driver involved in the initial crash was at fault, or even remained at the scene.
There's not been any additional information about the state of the other drivers involved, or if there were passengers in any of the four vehicles. At this time, it seems as though Burke is the only victim. If you are involved in an accident, contact our Cincinnati car accident attorneys right away.