Overpass collapse closes I-75 SB at Hopple – WLWT Cincinnati

LEADING THE WAY THIS IS NEWS FIVE AT 11:00. RIGHT NOW– PART OF INTERSTATE 75 SHUT DOWN, DUE TO A COLLAPSE. GOOD EVENING, I’M MIKE DARDIS. SHEREE PAOLELLO HAS THE NIGHT OFF. WE HAVE A LOOK FOR YOU ON OUR TRAFFIC CAMERAS. THIS IS ALL DEVELOPING IN THE LAST 20 MINUTES OR SO. I-75 SOUTH IS SHUTDOWN AT HOPPLE. HOPPLE IS CLOSED OFF. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE A LOT OF CONTRUCTION HAS BEEN GOING ON. WE HAVE GOTTEN CONFIRMATION PART OF THAT OVERPASS HAS COLLAPSED. AND NOW YOU ARE TAKING A LIVE LOOK WITH CRUZ ON THE SCENE. A LOT OF FLASHING LIGHTS AND EMERGENCY CREWS. THEY ARE SEARCHING BELOW FOR POTENTIAL VICTIMS DOWN IN THE DEBRIS. MOMENTS AGO, WE SPOKE TO SOMEONE WHO SIGN IT HAPPENED. I WAS COMING ACROSS THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE VIADUCT AND I WAS HEADED TOWARD SHELLED. I HEARD A REAL BIG BOOM AND THEN A COUPLE OF SECONDS BEHIND THAT, I SAW A POLICE CAR. HE CAME BEHIND ME. I LOOKED OVER TO THE RIGHT AND I SAW 15 OR 24. I KNEW RIGHT THEN AND THERE THAT SOMETHING HAD COLLAPSED. WORSE CASE SCENARIO, MAYBE SOMEBODY JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE. WLWT NEWS FIVE, A LIVE LOOK FROM OUR TRAFFIC CAMERA. JACKIE HAS JUST ARRIVED AT THIS TEAM. LET US SEE IF SHE HAS ANY MORE INFORMATION. WE ARE HERE RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF I 75. I WAS TOLD IT WAS THE BRIDGE. THE OLD HALL BRIDGE THAT COLLAPSED ON TOP OF THE SOUTH BOUND LANES. YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE FLASHING LIGHTS ARE. THOSE ARE SOME FIRE TRUCKS. A LOT OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE. 75 SOUTHBOUND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN. THAT OLD BRIDGE, THE OLD HOP PLE BRIDGE AND THEY WERE WORKING ON IT AND THAT IS THE OLD WHEN THAT COLLAPSED ONTO THE THREE LANES OF 75 SOUTHBOUND. I WAS ASKED IF THERE WERE INJURIES AND IT APPEARS EMERGENCY CREWS ARE TRYING TO SEE — AND WHERE YOU ARE SEEING THE FLASHING LIGHTS. AS OF NOW, WE HAVE NOT HEARD REPORTS OF HOW MANY OR IF THEIR INJURIES. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THERE WAS TRAFFIC ON 75 SOUTHBOUND WHEN IT HAPPENED. THERE WAS A VERY LOUD CRASH AS THIS BRIDGE THAT WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSED. YOU DO NEED TO KNOW 75 SOUTHBOUND IS SHUTDOWN. WE’RE ARE ACTUALLY HEARING CONFIRMED THAT ONE CONSTRUCTION WORKER HAS BEEN KILLED IN THIS ACCIDENT. ONE THE DEATH WE ARE HEARING AT THIS TIME — ONE DEATH WE ARE HEARING AT THIS TIME. WE ARE TOLD THERE WAS A SEMI TRUCK DRIVER INJURED. THE LANES SHUT DOWN INDEFINITELY AS CREWS HAVE QUITE THE TASK OF TRYING TO ATTEND TO THOSE INJURED IN ALL THE DEBRIS ON 75 SOUTHBOUND. COMPLETELY BLOCKING TRAFFIC AT THIS HOUR. 75 SOUTHBOUND, ALL THREE LANES SHUT DOWN. HOPPLE STREET IS SHUTDOWN. YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS AREA. WE ARE HEARING ONE PERSON KILLED , A CONSTRUCTION WORKER. A SEMI TRUCK DRIVER INJURED. THAT IS JUST BREAKING. WE WILL STAY ON SCENE AND GATHER NEWS. AS SOON AS WE HAVE INFORMATION THAT CONFIRMS, WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU. JUST A RECAP. A COLLAPSE AT I-75 AT HOPPLE. A CONSTRUCTION WORKER HAS DIED. A DRIVER OF A SEMI TRUCK INJURED. JACKIE IS GOING TO STAY OUT

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