Serious injuries reported in massive 40-vehicle pileup on Interstate 74 near the Ohio/Indiana state line

Modified Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:25pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Multi-vehicle crash closes I-74 near Ohio-Indiana border

Several crashes involving multiple vehicles and people trapped have shut down both sides of Interstate 74 near the Ohio/Indiana border until further notice. The crash is just inside the Indiana border in Dearborn County, dispatchers said. Authorities are advising motorists to exit off the highway onto the New Haven Road exit and take U.S. 50 as a detour. FOX19 NOW has a crew on the way and will continue to update this breaking story on air and online. As many as 10-12 or up to 30 vehicles could be involved, dispatchers said, including several semi tractor-trailers.

Multi-vehicle crash shuts I-74 in Dearborn County

Indiana State Police troopers shut down Interstate 74 in Dearborn County Tuesday morning after a crash involving multiple vehicles. According to ISP, it happened on I-74 near the 168 mile marker. This is near the Indiana/Ohio line.

WB I-74 closed at 168 mile marker due to multi-car crash with injuries

I-74 westbound is shut down at the 168 mile marker due to a multi-car crash. Dispatch tells WLWT at least 12 vehicles are involved in the crash. The number of injuries is unknown. WLWT will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Multi-vehicle crash closes I-74 near Ohio-Indiana border

Several crashes involving multiple vehicles and people trapped have shut down both sides of Interstate 74 near the Ohio/Indiana border until further notice. The crash is just inside the Indiana border in Dearborn County, dispatchers said. As many as 20 to 30 vehicles could be involved, Indiana State Police and dispatchers said, including several jackknifed semi tractor-trailers. Authorities are advising motorists to exit off the highway onto the New Haven Road exit and take U.S. 50 as a detour. Snow squalls this morning have reduced visibility to near zero in some areas.

40 vehicles involved in massive pile-up crash on I-74 near Indiana-Ohio state line during snowstorm

Weather is believed to be the cause of a pile-up crash involving dozens of vehicles in the Midwest that shut down Interstate 74 Tuesday.The crash happened in Dearborn County, Indiana, close to the Ohio state line.Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police said there were two separate crashed that totaled 40 different vehicles. The crash scene was a half-mile long.Many of the vehicles involved were tractor trailers.Here is another photo showing the crash scene:Sgt. Wheeles posted this photo after the clean-up started:That part of the country was hit by two rounds of snowstorms Tuesday morning, causing slick roads and poor visibility. WCPO-TV reports there were some serious injuries in the crash.

40 vehicles involved in massive pile-up crash on I-74 near Indiana-Ohio state line during snowstorm

Weather is believed to be the cause of a pile-up crash involving dozens of vehicles in the Midwest that shut down Interstate 74 Tuesday.The crash happened in Dearborn County, Indiana, close to the Ohio state line.Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police said there were two separate crashed that totaled 40 different vehicles. The crash scene was a half-mile long.Many of the vehicles involved were tractor trailers.Here is another photo showing the crash scene:Sgt. Wheeles posted this photo after the clean-up started:That part of the country was hit by two rounds of snowstorms Tuesday morning, causing slick roads and poor visibility. WCPO-TV reports there were some serious injuries in the crash.

Highway patrol: 40 vehicles involved in massive I-74 pileup

According to 9 First Warning Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark, a snow squall is like the leading edge of a thunderstorm. It's quick, it's intense and the winds are high. The difference is, it's snow. Instead of having wet roads, you now have snow covered roads, horrendous visibility and crashes. Tuesday's snow squalls were moving at 50 mph.

Selman described the weather event as a "wall of snow."

"The roads were covered, people were going fast, I can't believe it," he said. "At least where we were at, nobody was killed."

Pickrell had a similar memory of the storm itself: "There was no visibility, and then it hit like lightning."

 

Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Interstate 75

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