PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a semi rollover crash on I-75 in Wood County.
On Friday at approximately 2:07 p.m., troopers from the Bowling Green Post responded to the turnpike on ramp from southbound Interstate 75 for a commercial vehicle roll over crash in which hazardous materials were released.
A 2019 Volvo semi tractor-trailer, operated by 56-year-old Carl Williams, of Hidalgo, Texas, was driving on the ramp from southbound Interstate 75 to enter the toll gate for the turnpike (Interstate 80) when it drove off the right side of the roadway and overturned in the ditch on the west side of the ramp.
The trailer was carrying barrels of a liquid hazardous material substance that was released during impact.
The hazardous material spill and crash scene are stable at this time and there is no immediate danger to the public. Williams was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash and was not injured. He was subsequently cited for failure to control.
The deceleration ramp from southbound Interstate 75 to the turnpike toll gate and the acceleration ramp from the turnpike toll gate to southbound 75 will remain closed for approximately the next 24-hours while the cleanup takes place.
The Ohio Department of Transposition is establishing a detour as follows:
- Southbound Interstate 75 traffic wanting to enter the turnpike can exit at State Route 795 and go east over the overpass to Interstate 75 north to the turnpike.
- Traffic exiting the turnpike wanting to go south on Interstate 75 can go north on Interstate 75 to Buck Road and go west to Interstate 75 south.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Perrysburg Township Police Department, Perrysburg Township Fire & Rescue Department, Wood County Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The Patrol reminds motorists to obey all traffic laws each and every time they get behind the wheel.