The northbound lanes were closed approximately two hours for the investigation and cleanup. All lanes have now reopened, according to the patrol. The crash remains under investigation.
UPDATE @ 4:27 p.m.:
A female passenger is the fatality in the two-vehicle accident on I-75 North in Shelby County between Botkins and Anna. She was ejected when the car crossed the median, struck the tandem wheels of a northbound semitrailer and then was sent spinning, said Lt. Joseph Gebhart, Piqua Post commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred right about 2 p.m.
The driver of the car has been taken to a hospital, where emergency medical workers report that person has been stabilized, Gebhart said. The driver of the semitrailer was not injured.
Both victims in the car are from Michigan.
Gebhart said the investigation is in its early stage, but neither alcohol nor speed appear to be factors in the accident. Road conditions don't appear to be a factor either, he said.
The right lane of the interstate will remain closed until further notice because of the damage to the semitrailer. The left lane has reopened to traffic.
UPDATE @ 4:16 p.m.:
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed at least one person has died following a crash on Interstate 75 between Botkins and Anna.
The northbound lanes of the highway were still closed at 3:30 p.m.
One other person was injured in the crash, officials said.
Drivers can exit northbound I-75 at the Ohio 119 exit and take County Road 25-A north into Botkins and head east on State Street back to I-75.
A medical helicopter also had been dispatched to the scene.
Initial reports indicated multiple vehicles were involved in the crash.
We’re working to learn more.
Northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are closed in Shelby County.
A medical helicopter has been called to the scene just after 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.
The northbound lanes of I-75, near mile marker 101 between Botkins and Anna, for a multi-vehicle crash with injuries.