CINCINNATI – Three people, including a child, were hospitalized after a woman switching lanes struck a disabled vehicle in the right lane of I-275 and the woman who had just gotten out of that vehicle, deputies said.
The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on I-275 between Loveland-Madeira Road and US-22. Westbound lanes were closed until around 11:30 p.m., and authorities were forcing traffic off at the Loveland-Indian Hill exit.
Kaila Kolianos, 23, of Liberty Township, encountered mechanical difficulties while driving west in the right lane of travel and was unable to drive her vehicle to the shoulder of the highway, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said.
Shortly after Kolianos stopped, Holly M. England, 40, of Fairfield, was changing lanes from the left to right lanes and was "unable to take any evasive action," striking Kolianos' disabled vehicle.
Kolianos had left her Hyundai Tucson and was standing in front of it when England struck the SUV. Kolianos' car struck her during the impact, throwing her off the road.
England, Kolianos and Kolianos' 5-year-old daughter who was sitting in the parked car were all hospitalized at Bethesda North, deputies said. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Sheriff officials said speed and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, but alcohol is believed to have contributed to the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit.