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3 fatalities reported in 3-vehicle accident at hazardous intersection in Butler County

A three-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon involved a semi-trailer at one of Butler County's most dangerous intersections. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
A three-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon involved a semi-trailer at one of Butler County's most dangerous intersections. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

UPDATED @ 9:00 a.m.:

Three people are dead after a 3-vehicle accident at Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Road. Critical injuries were reported for two individuals were reported. They have since succumbed to their injuries. Fatal injuries were reported for a third occupant.

EARLIER REPORT:

Emergency units were dispatched at 2:49 p.m. for a report of a multiple-vehicle crash. Heavy damage is reported to the vehicles, and the semi-trailer is in a ditch.

A medical helicopter was requested and some have been transported by ambulance to area hospitals, including Atrium Medical Center in Middletown and Children’s Medical Center Liberty Campus in Liberty Twp.

RELATED: This is one of Butler County’s trouble intersections

A three-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon involved a semi-trailer at one of Butler County's most dangerous intersections. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
A three-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon involved a semi-trailer at one of Butler County's most dangerous intersections. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

The accident is at an intersection what has been deemed one of the most dangerous intersections in the area. State transportation officials in April said it was the fifth-most hazardous in Ohio.

The intersection is slated to have a roundabout installed by August 2020, which would cost $3 million, according to Wayne Twp. trustees.

There are more than 20 roundabouts in Butler County with several more planned between this year and 2022.

The Butler County Engineer’s Office says roundabouts have resulted in a 60 percent reduction in overall crashes, 80 percent fewer injury crashes and 100 percent reduction in serious and fatal crashes.