Beechmont Levee reopens at State Route 32 after five-vehicle crash

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A serious crash involving five vehicles shut down a major roadway in Anderson Township on Wednesday morning.

Officers say the crash happened at about 7:15 a.m. at 4000 Beechmont Ave. just west of State Route 32. Isaias Santiago lost control of his 1994 Honda Civic while heading

Investigators said Isaias Santiago lost control of his 1994 Honda Civic while heading eastbound on the Beechmont and veered left of center, hitting a 2011 GMC Acadia belonging to Robert McElroy. The accident set off a chain reaction.

Santiago wasn't wearing a seatbelt. He was extricated from his vehicle by Cincinnati Fire Department personnel and transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Several other drivers suffered minor injuries. Those people were Dennis Setters, Erica Behrens and Heather Kirn. Kirn was the only other driver transported to a hospital. She sustained minor injuries.

Police said speed and inattention were potential factors in the crash.

The Cincinnati Traffic Unit continues to investigate the incident. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact police at 513-352-2514.

WCPO's Kendall Herold reported on the crash from the scene.

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