Crashed semi cleared, Ohio 73 to I-75 N ramp in Springboro reopens

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A semi rolls over on 73 ramp to 75 Tuesday afternoon.

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UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.: The overturned semitrailer has been cleared and the ramp from Ohio 73 to I-75 North in Springboro was reopened at 8:19 p.m., a police/fire dispatcher said.

UPDATE @ 5:14 p.m.: The driver of the semitrailer that overturned on the ramp from Ohio 73 to I-75 North in Springboro told fire/rescue crews he sneezed and lost control of the rig, but Springboro police say he'll likely be charged with failure to control and possibly with speeding.

The trailer is full of large canisters of under body coating used on automobiles and trucks. There is no environmental hazard, according to fire crews on scene. They were checking the payload to make sure there are no leaks or spills.

The liquid, in large canisters, is being off-loaded through the top of the trailer. Sugarcreek Twp. fire crews appear to have cut a hole in the trailer to get at the canisters.

According to fire officials, the driver told them he had just left a plant in Springboro after having loaded up the trailer with the under body coating.

The ramp will remain closed until further notice, according to police.

FIRST REPORT

An overturned semitrailer has shut down the on-ramp to I-75 North from Ohio 73 in Springboro.

Area medics and Springboro police responded around 3:50 p.m. to the crash.

There were no reported injuries.

The rig overturned and landed on its side off the left side of the roadway.

Traffic on the highway was not impeded, but no motorists were able to use the on-ramp while emergency crews are on scene.

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