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Coroner identifies man killed in I-71 crash Wednesday evening

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Posted at 4:46 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 08:44:20-04

CINCINNATI — The Hamilton County Coroner has identified the man killed in a crash on Interstate 71 Wednesday evening.

Northbound I-71 was closed for three hours for a single-vehicle fatal crash, according to a press release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Initial reports indicated a vehicle overturned and caught fire, trapping the driver inside. Officials said one person died in the crash, and the coroner later identified him as 87-year-old Kenneth Kelley, of Blue Ash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.