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Semi-truck triggers I-75 chain collision; 2 die


TIPP CITY (AP) — State troopers say a big rig's failure to stop for traffic in a construction zone triggered a seven-vehicle crash, killing two truck drivers and creating a line of flames on a southwest Ohio highway that remained partly blocked for the morning commute.

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Two people were killed and at least one injured in a fiery chain reaction crash Wednesday night on Interstate 75 near Tipp City. PHOTO | MIKE ULLERY, PIQUA DAILY CALL

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 struck a car and then another rig Wednesday night near Tipp City, north of Dayton. Troopers say the second truck hit a third, which then struck three vehicles stopped in front of it.

Troopers said a woman in the first car that was hit was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

The collisions blocked I-75 in both directions for several hours overnight, but only the southbound lanes remained closed Thursday for the morning commute.


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