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Two injured in three-vehicle crash on I-75 southbound in Bowling Green

The crash involved two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck.
Credit: WTOL 11

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A three-vehicle injury crash occurred on I-75 southbound in Bowling Green just before 3 a.m. on Friday between the exit to State Route 105 and the East Poe Road overpass.

The closed-off section between the exit and overpass is now fully open to traffic.

A semi-tractor trailer driven northbound by 60-year-old Robert Branch of Flint went off the side of the road, through the median and entered the southbound lanes before striking another semi-tractor trailer and a pickup truck heading southbound, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol

The drivers of both semi trucks were taken to the Wood County Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Four people in the pickup truck, including the driver, were uninjured.

The crash caused one of the semi-trucks to overturn into the median. Diesel was released onto the roadway along with debris, prompting a road closure, OSHP said.

Branch received a citation for failure to drive in marked lanes. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The Bowling Green Fire Department, Bowling Green Police Department and Ohio Department of Transportation also assisted at the scene.

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