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Coroner identifies driver killed after car flies off I-74 ramp, crashes into apartment complex

PD: Speed likely a factor
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Posted at 12:26 PM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 08:48:20-04

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — One person is dead after a driver flew off a ramp onto I-74 and crashed into an apartment building in Green Township, police said.

Officers were sent to 6708 Harrison Avenue for a car into a building late Monday morning. When they arrived, crews said the car had hit the Green Valley Apartments complex, destroying a stairwell.

A preliminary investigation found the driver, 49-year-old Timothy Meier, was traveling northbound on Harrison Avenue onto the entrance ramp to I-74. The car did not follow the curve and crossed over the exit ramp to Harrison Avenue. The vehicle then hit a curb, causing it to fly over a guardrail and crash in front of the complex.

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office pronounced Meier dead at the scene.

Investigators did not say if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, but said speed was likely a factor.

Rescue crews had to help residents and their pets get down from upper floors, and police said several families were displaced due to the crash. No one else was injured.

Green Township police are investigating the crash with assistance from Green Township EMS, the Delhi Township Police Department and the American Red Cross. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Green Township Police Department at 513-574-0007.

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