Fiery crash closed south I-71 at Reading Road for hours

Crash sent 2 people to hospital
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Posted at 9:40 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 04:36:26-04

CINCINNATI — Southbound Interstate-71 was closed at Reading Road for approximately four hours as crews clear a crash that hospitalized two people, according to officials.

The Cincinnati Police Department said the victims were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center in serious condition. Both had been trapped inside a vehicle on fire, officials said.

Cincinnati Police Capt. Doug Snider said the Traffic Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

The highway reopened early Wednesday morning.

WCPO will update this story.