1 dead, 1 hospitalized after wrong-way crash on I-71 South

SB I71 Crash
I-71 South crash
Posted at 11:15 PM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 00:25:46-04

CINCINNATI — One man is dead and another is injured after a wrong-way crash on I-71 South in Cincinnati.

In a press release, Cincinnati police said the crash happened at the 3.3 mile marker near the MLK exit shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night.

Investigators said 32-year-old Joe Brantley was driving his Chevy Malibu northbound on I-71 South when he hit another car driven by 58-year-old Marion Shelton. Police said Brantley was not wearing a seat belt.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital. Shelton sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK. However, police said Tuesday Brantley succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have not determined if excessive speed and impairment were factors in the crash.

I-71 South is back open, along with the Martin Luther King ramp, after being shut down for nearly five hours.

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