Thursday, January 24 2013 4:10 PM EST2013-01-24 21:10:18 GMT
Three days after one of the biggest pileups in United States history, authorities revealed more people were impacted than originally counted.According to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman, JimMore >
Three days after one of the biggest pileups in United States history, authorities revealed more people were impacted than originally counted.More >
Thursday, January 24 2013 7:29 AM EST2013-01-24 12:29:13 GMT
A 12-year-old girl who was killed in a massive pileup on Interstate 275 has been identified. Sammy Reagan was a sixth grader at Columbia Elementary. Counselors and Psychologists were on hand at ColumbiaMore >
Sammy Reagan, a sixth grader at Columbia Elementary, was killed in a massive pileup on Interstate 275 on Monday. Counselors were on hand at the school on Tuesday to talk with students and staff.More >
Tuesday, January 22 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-01-23 04:58:42 GMT
The death of 12-year-old Sammy Reagan after Monday's pileup on I-275 has raised a lot of questions about highway cable median barriers. On Tuesday, FOX19 investigated how safe they really are, and whyMore >
The death of 12-year-old Sammy Reagan after Monday's pileup on I-275 has raised a lot of questions about highway cable median barriers. FOX19 investigated how safe they really are, and why the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) chooses to install them on Ohio roadways. More >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Separate crashes involving massive pileups closed southbound I-75 in Middletown and I-275 at Colerain Avenue on Monday. Sudden snow bursts in both areas caused a 'white out', leaving drivers with reduced visibility and icy conditions on the roads within a short amount of time.
The crash on WB I-275 near Colerain Ave:
A 12-year-old girl was killed after the crash on westbound I-275, a pileup involving at least 86 vehicles.
Authorities say the 12-year-old was a passenger, who got out of a damaged car and was standing in the median. In the midst of the massive pileup, she was struck by a snapped cable median barrier. Upon arrival, emergency crews performed CPR, and she was taken to Mercy Fairfield Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:24 p.m. Her identity has not yet been released.
In addition, 20 people were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Tory Smith said among the injured were girls as young as 4 and 5-years-old.
A motor coach bus was brought in to keep those involved in the crash warm.
Brock Weldy, a driver involved described the scene as "a really, really bad movie." He said it started snowing "out of nowhere" and his car suddenly spun around in the middle of the interstate.
"I just hopped out of the car as fast as I could and ran to the side of the road, and it wasn't even five seconds after I exited my vehicle, my car got completely smashed by the semi," said Weldy.
At one point, both directions of I-275 were shut down. Just after 6:30 p.m., both the eastbound and westbound lanes were reopened.
The crash on SB I-75 in Middletown:
A separate pileup on southbound I-75 in Middletown, north of SR 63, happened around 11:35 a.m. Approximately 52 vehicles were involved in the crash. The Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said ten people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The southbound lanes were shut down, and then reopened just after 3 p.m.
The cause of the massive pileups:
A snow burst occurred in both areas, causing a sudden 'white out' for drivers between 11:30 a.m. and noon. The burst of snow and cold temperatures resulted in very icy conditions on the roads within a short amount of time. An inch of snow in grassy areas was reported in Genntown, Ohio just after noon.
The snow showers have since moved out of the FOX19 viewing area, but there could still be some slick spots on area roadways. Motorists are advised to use caution.
Clean up and Investigation:
Several vehicles were towed from the scene on I-275, and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit says owners will be contacted about the location of their vehicles.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call (513) 825-1500.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:04:01 GMT
A man was arrested at the Centralia Police Station after showing up in handcuffs. The 21-year-old walked to the station Saturday and asked for help taking them off. He said a friend bought them at aMore >
A man was arrested at the Centralia Police Station after showing up in handcuffs.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:56:12 GMT
The body of a missing Portland woman has been found in Hawaii. A medical examiner's office in Hawaii confirmed Tuesday the body of Ivanice Harris was found near Yokohama Bay. A cause of death has notMore >
The medical examiner's office in Hawaii confirmed Tuesday the body of Ivanice Harris was found near Yokohama Bay. A cause of death has not yet been determined.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:53 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:53:28 GMT
It was lights out last night for more than 2,000 people in Clackamas County after a single car crash near SE Bakers Ferry Rd and Highway 224 in Boring. The crash involved a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette andMore >
It was lights out Tuesday night for more than 2,000 people in Clackamas County after a single-car crash near Southeast Bakers Ferry Road and Highway 224 in Boring.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:12 GMT
A traffic stop in northeast Portland led to a chase and finally a crash in Portland overnight. Emergency dispatchers said officers tried to make a traffic stop at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Skidmore Street,More >
It's not every day you see your car on the morning news, but a Portland-area woman was just as surprised to see it involved in a high-speed chase. More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
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A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:41:38 GMT
A major Oregon Department of Transportation project could affect your travel plans this summer.ODOT is planning to re-pave Interstate 84 between Interstate 205 and Interstate 5.The agency says the re-pavingMore >
A major Oregon Department of Transportation project could affect your travel plans on Interstate 84 this summer.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:25 AM EDT2013-05-22 05:25:22 GMT
Fluoride in PortlandPortland voters are deciding Tuesday what kind of water will be coming out of the tap. They're voting between fluoride or no fluoride in the city's drinking water. The first batch ofMore >
Portland voters are deciding Tuesday what kind of water will be coming out of the tap. They're voting between fluoride or no fluoride in the city's drinking water.More >