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PD: Passenger ejected after truck struck guardrail on I-75 SB

PD: Man in critical condition
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Posted at 10:29 PM, Sep 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 08:57:06-04

CINCINNATI -- A man was in critical condition Sunday morning after he was thrown from a pickup truck during a crash on Interstate 75.

Jeffrey Griesinger, 29, was riding in the front seat of a 2004 Ford F350 headed south on I-75 at about 6 p.m. Saturday.

The 30-year-old driver, Alandonal McHenry, lost control of the truck between Paddock Road and the Norwood Lateral, according to Cincinnati police.

The pickup went off the right side of the road, and a trailer the men were hauling started to fishtail. The pickup and trailer hit a guardrail and knocked down a light pole, Cincinnati police said.

Griesinger was thrown from the vehicle. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt, Cincinnati police Sgt. Michael Machenheimer said in a news release.

Cincinnati Fire Department staff took Griesinger to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

McHenry, who was wearing a seat belt, wasn't injured.

The interstate was closed for several hours after the crash.

Machenheimer said speeding, drugs or alcohol don't appear to have played a part in the crash.