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Crash closes part of I-75 in SW Ohio for 8 hours

CINCINNATI (AP) — Interstate 75 southbound into Cincinnati has reopened after a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers caused an eight-hour shutdown.

The accident occurred after 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police were still investigating what caused the crash, which caused flames to shoot into the predawn sky. The fire was fed by spilled diesel fuel.

Authorities say at least two people were injured in the accident. No information was available immediately on their conditions, but they weren't believed to have life-threatening injuries.

The accident was near the east-west Interstate 74. Southbound traffic was diverted to other routes during the Wednesday morning commute as authorities cleaned up the accident scene and arranged to have the tractor-trailers unloaded and moved.

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