50-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down I-75

Dan Evon

A 50-vehicle crash in Ohio has shut down I-75.

No fatalities have been reported. WCPO reports that 18 people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

According to Local 12, the crash occurred at around 11:30 a.m. this morning at the Ohio 122 exit in Middletown. Officials don't expect to reopen the south bound side of the highway until 3:30 this afternoon.

An Ohio driver reported on Facebook:

" We've been stopped on I-75S since noon. We are about 150 yards behind the accident. For those criticizing people driving in the snow, this was a freak situation. Conditions went from dry and light flurries, to blizzard-like conditions (very low visibility, slick, etc.) in seconds. I had seconds to adjust and slide. We missed the pile up by 10 seconds."

Luke Stevens, a man involved in the crash, said:

"It was complete ice all over the highway. Cars were coming straight toward us at 60 miles per hour.... we ended up getting hit head-on by a truck. We got hit probably 10 other times by other cars banging into each other. We were in a Buick. All the airbags were deployed."