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Dead body found at Miami University

Man killed in NB I-75 crash identified

UPDATE @8:14 a.m.

The man killed in the crash on northbound I-75 in Miami County early Tuesday morning has been identified as Brandon Bark, 20, of Troy.

Bark was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

UPDATE @ 7:13 a.m.

All lanes of traffic on northbound I-75 are now open.

UPDATE @ 6:40 a.m.

State troopers have once again shut down all northbound lanes of I-75 at Ohio 41 in Troy.

Troopers said a tow truck is now on scene to remove the semi involved in the crash, and requires all northbound lanes to be shut down.

It’s not known how long the highway will remain shut down.

UPDATE @ 5:50 a.m.

The driver killed in this morning’s crash has been identified as a 20-year-old white male from the Troy area, according to Lt. Joseph Gebhart, with the Ohio Highway Patrol Piqua Post.

The crash occurred at the south end of the construction zone, and traffic had slowed down due to the construction, Gebhart said.

The driver failed to stop and his pickup truck collided into the back of a double trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was uninjured.

The driver did not brake, but tried to swerve to avoid the trailer, Gebhart said. It is unclear if excessive speed is a factor; the speed limit is 70 mph through that stretch of I-75, Gebhart said.

Gebhart said the semi driver is being cooperative.

“He was stopped in traffic,” Gebhart said. “He was doing what he was supposed to be doing. Unfortunately, he was struck from behind. … At this time, it appears the (pickup driver) just wasn’t paying attention.”

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, Gebhart said.

All lanes of northbound I-75 were closed, but state troopers reopened the far left lane at 5:50 a.m. The right lane remains closed.

UPDATE @ 3:45 a.m.

State troopers confirm one person is dead in a crash on northbound I-75 north of Troy.

Additional details were not available.

All northbound lanes of I-75 are shut down at Ohio 41 in Troy.


Police and state troopers have shut down all lanes of northbound I-75 following a serious crash north of Troy.

Crews were dispatched to the 76 mile marker of northbound I-75 around 3 a.m. on reports of a crash involving a semi and a car.

Scanner traffic indicates one person was trapped inside the car. CareFlight was originally put on standby for the crash, but was cancelled after crews arrived on scene.

Police have blocked off all lanes of northbound I-75 at Ohio 41 in Troy, where traffic is currently being diverted.

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