Deadly crash on Ohio interstate sparks large fireball

Glen Mclaughlin
May 1, 2017

Traffic in the Dayton, Ohio, area will be impacted for a while as authorities make sure Interstate 75 is safe to reopen following a fatal crash Sunday.

One driver was killed in a fiery crash Sunday afternoon, when a tanker truck went up in flames after colliding with a auto driving the wrong way on I-75 in Ohio. And I thought, 'Oh, that's a little bigger than the fire.' "It was huge", Roediger told WHIO.

Cook said troopers are investigating whether everyone was wearing seat belts. That side of the highway is expected to be closed for a few days.

The accident happened around 4:50 p.m Sunday.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation offered detours for the northbound vehicles to I-675, to get on I-70 and go west to return to I-75 around Vandalia. More local drivers can take state route 48 through downtown Dayton to I-675.

A man who arrived at the scene shortly after the crash reportedly said he and another motorist tried to help the driver, but were unable to because of the intensity of the smoke and flames.

James Pohlabeln, 61, was driving intoxicated for the second time in two days February 13 a year ago, when he drove the wrong way on I-75.

Three medic units were requested to a reported rollover crash on North Union Road in Franklin Twp. early Monday morning.

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