Wrecker loses load on eastbound I-275 in Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ohio -- No injuries were reported from a traffic incident that happened Monday afternoon on eastbound I-275 in Hamilton.

Dispatchers initially said three people suffered minor injuries, but Dep. Mark Schoonover of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said nobody was seriously hurt.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. near Princeton Pike, which is adjacent to Tri-County Mall. A 1999 Peterbuilt heavy-duty wrecker lost the McNeilus Packer Body trash truck it was carrying when it started swaying, Schoonover said. As it became loose from the wrecker, it left the right side of the highway and ran into the guardrail. 

The driver of the wrecker slowed his truck to a stop without hurting himself or any motorists passing by. Schoonover said he was wearing his safety belt, and no drugs or alcohol were a part of the accident.

The right two lanes of I-275 were closed for about two hours as crews cleared the trash truck from the road.

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