Semi overturns, traps driver on U.S. 27 in Butler County

UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.

A truck driver had to be cut from the cab tonight after his semi overturned into a ditch on Ross-Millville Road.

The road is back open following the single-vehicle crash reported at 4:49 p.m.

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Ross Twp. police said one of the truck’s rear wheels got caught on the berm, which pulled over the entire truck into the ditch. The driver, who is from Washington state, was trapped and was not extricated until 7 p.m.

The crash pulled down live power lines, so utility workers had to come and turn off power so rescuers could free the driver.

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The driver was conscious and talking when he was freed and taken by AirCare to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His name, age and condition were not released.

Roads were clear at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.


A portion of Ross-Millville Road will be closed this evening for an undetermined amount of time after a crash involving a semi.

The crash, reported just before 5 p.m., happened on that stretch of U.S. 27 between Kirchling Road and Red Wing Court.

There was at least one injury, and the truck was the only vehicle involved, according to Butler County Sheriff’s dispatch. The trailer was empty.

The extent of injuries was not available.

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