A fatal car accident on Interstate 75 left one person dead and two people in critical condition this past Sunday morning. The crash occurred near the Mitchell Avenue exit when Ashley Kelly, 22, lost control of her Dodge Journey and collided with a barrier wall. Asecond driver, James Harrison, 21, stopped on the freeway in a successful, yet feeble attempt to avoid Ms. Kelly's vehicle. Jason Woodyard, 41, was unable to stop, and ultimately collided with the other two vehicles.
"If your car is not disabled, especially if you are on the interstate, get your car off the roadway," Sgt. James Russell with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. "You want to put yourself in a situation where you can be as safe as you can be."
Zachary Byrd, 22, was a passenger in Harrison's vehicle, and died from injuries at the scene. Both Harrison and Kelly were taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where they are currently being treated for life-threatening injuries.
Interstate 75 was temporarily shut down while the crash was being investigated. The Cincinnati Police Department's Traffic Unit is still investigating the matter.