Massive I-275 pileup was worse than thought

96 vehicles involved, 27 people taken to hospitals

COLERAIN TWP., Ohio - As rescue crews and law enforcement file their reports and compare notes, it's become clear that Monday's massive vehicle pileup on Interstate 275 was even worse than initially thought.

There were 96 vehicles involved in the accident in total, instead of 86, said Jim Knapp, a spokesman with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Some of the vehicles near the front of the pileup that received only minor damage drove away from the scene and only reported their involvement later.

The final report on the pileup will take two to three weeks to complete as deputies track down vehicle owners and people who were injured, Knapp said.

Also, the total number of people transported from the accident scene to area hospitals has increased, to 27 instead of 20, said EMS Director Greg Brown of the Colerain Township Fire Department.

The total number of life squads that responded to the mishap was 16, including four from Colerain Township.

Among the departments offering mutual aid were Crosby Township, Fairfield, Forest Park, Greenhills, Green Township, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Ross Township, Springdale and Springfield Township.

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