Crash closes lanes of northbound I-75

The northbound lanes of I-75 reopened around 4:15 a.m., more than two hours after police and emergency vehicles responded to a multi-vehicle crash.

The crash was dispatched just before 1:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 between the Central Avenue, West Carrollton, Moraine exit and the Dryden Road exit.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash and a total of six people were transported to hospitals.

Initial investigation shows a car had pulled into the left median of the interstate due to a flat tire and a second car had pulled up behind the first to assist with changing the tire. One person was standing outside of the vehicles when a pickup truck traveling northbound hit the car that had pulled up behind the flat tire.

The impact of the truck into the first car sent the assisting vehicle into the first car that had a flat tire, police said.

Six people were injured. Two victims were trapped in the car that was first impacted by the pick up truck. Those two victims were extricated by emergency crews and transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight.

At least two of the injured victims were children. All victims suffered serious injuries, but none appeared to be life-threatening, police said.

Police at the scene encouraged drivers that any time it is possible, disabled vehicles should try to pull off to the right side of the road.

“One thing we would caution with a flat tire if they could get off to the right side, there’s usually a little bit more room,” said Sgt. Mike Keegan with the Moraine Police Department.

West Carrollton and other police and fire departments are at the crash scene with Moraine. The State Highway Patrol will handle the crash investigation.

The identities and current conditions of all victims was not immediately available.

The crash remains under investigation.