2 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-75: OSHP
Rossford, Ohio — Interstate 75 in Rossford was the scene of a multi-vehicle crash early on Friday morning that left two drivers injured. The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Bowling Green Post is investigating the crash.
According to the preliminary investigation, a semi-tractor trailer, operated by 43-year-old Lavoris Ruth of Miami Gardens, Florida, was traveling northbound on I-75 when its load, the base of an intermodal container crane, struck the Lime City Road overpass.
The impact caused debris to hit another vehicle, injuring the driver. Several other vehicles also hit debris on the road, causing another motorist to fall outside their vehicle.
Despite the crash, Ruth did not stop and a witness followed him, informing law enforcement of his location east of I-75. Ruth has been charged with not having a valid operator’s license, driving an over dimensional vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash, and not having a permit for his load. He was taken into custody at the Wood County Justice Center after being cleared at a local hospital.
The northbound lanes of I-75 remain closed, and a detour has been established by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The northbound ramp from the Ohio Turnpike to I-75 is also closed. Updates on the road closure can be found on Twitter at @OSHP_NWOhio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages the public to call #677 if they need help or to report dangerous driving on Ohio roads.
Several local agencies, including the Perrysburg Division of Police and the Rossford Fire and Rescue Department, assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the scene of the crash.