Fatal crash shuts down SB I-275 for several hours

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Sep 08, 2021

UNION TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A fatal crash involving two commercial vehicles on southbound I-275 in Union Township Wednesday evening shut down the road for several hours.

A tractor-trailer struck a box truck driven by 42-year-old Elder Ocampomejia. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the box truck was transported to UC hospital by medical helicopter with serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to Bethesda North with minor injuries.

Alcohol and drugs were not believed to be a factor in the crash.