I-75 N reopens at Lime City Road after semi crashes into overpass
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A portion of I-75 Northbound reopened Saturday morning immediately after the load a semi was carrying collided with the bottom of the overpass at Lime Metropolis Road in Rossford.
The overpass on Lime City Highway is continue to closed when crews operate to get rid of a portion of the bridge deck and beams damaged in the crash.
Officials reported the driver was arrested.
Ohio Condition Highway Patrol reported a semi heading north carrying a large load hit the overpass damaging it and leaving debris in the freeway early Friday. At the very least three autos have been weakened by the debris and two individuals ended up harm.
According to OSHP, the particles hit a automobile and induced insignificant accidents to a driver. Various other autos have been strike by debris and just one man or woman was damage when he fell exterior his auto.
The driver of the semi, Lavoris Ruth, 43, of Miami Gardens, Florida, was arrested and billed with Professional Driver Prohibitions and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. OSHP mentioned man or woman who was strike by debris adopted the semi driver and alerted officers of his area east of I-75 in the space of the Ampoint complex. 13abc located numerous expenses in Ruth’s legal record which bundled theft, larceny, theft, burglary, probation violation and drug convictions.
An OSHP spokesperson stated the driver did not have a permit for the load he was carrying and was cited for not obtaining a license, staying “over dimensional,” and leaving the scene of an accident. Ruth is being held at the Wooden County Jail. The semi was hauling the base of an intermodal container crane.
ODOT arrived at the site to fix the harm as of 3 a.m. Friday, which is estimated to be as high as $400,000. All northbound lanes reopened as of 4 p.m. Saturday, ODOT reported.
There will be ongoing constraints through the fix procedure in the coming weeks.
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