Man suffers serious injuries after crash with tow truck earlier this month

One person was taken to the hospital after a Jan. 5 crash that closed most of northbound Interstate 75 past Austin Boulevard, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Emergency crews were dispatched at 8:08 p.m. on a report of a crash involving a semi truck, a tow truck and a pickup truck that left the pickup on its side.

According to a crash report, Charles Ericson, 75, was driving a 2009 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck north on I-75 when he crashed into a tow truck that was towing a vehicle near Austin Boulevard.

The tow truck was partially in the roadway, parked illegally the report stated.

After that collision, the pickup truck overturned on the highway, where it was hit by a semi truck.

Emergency crews had to free Ericson, who was trapped in the pickup. Medics took him to Kettering Health Main Campus with suspected serious injuries, according to the report.

I-75 was closed for just over an hour and half.

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