70-year-old man dies after crashing into semi on I-75

Posted at 11:46 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 23:46:09-04

CINCINNATI — A 70-year-old man died Thursday night, hours after striking a semitrailer from behind on Interstate 75.

Police said pickup driver Carl Swanigan, 70, ran into the back of the semi and became trapped in his vehicle around 4:30 p.m. He was extricated by first responders and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died.

The scene briefly shut down the lefthand lanes of I-75 between I-74 and Mitchell Avenue.

According to police, investigators do not believe speed or impairment were factors in the crash. The semi driver was not injured.