One dead after gasoline tanker explodes on I-75 near Dayton

Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 07:39:22-04

DAYTON, Ohio -- One person is dead after a wrong-way crash caused a gasoline tanker to explode on Interstate 75 near Dayton, WHIO reported.

A driver going the wrong direction on I-75 collided with a gasoline tanker carrying thousands of gallons of fuel at about 4:40 p.m. The gasoline tanker truck burned for hours, police said, and I-75 was closed in both directions for several hours.

Part of the interstate remains closed until further notice, authorities said.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries, and he is cooperating as officials investigate. 

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