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Police identify man killed in semi crash on southbound I-75

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Jun 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 14:38:51-04

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police have identified the man killed in a semi crash on southbound Interstate 75 Thursday.

Police said Larry Cox, 30, had been operating a 2019 Volvo VNL series tractor semi-trailer when he lost control of his vehicle at about 5:30 a.m. The semi traveled off the left side of the highway and struck a concrete median. The semi then overturned and struck the guardrail on the right side of the road, police said.

Cox sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by fire crews to the University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center, where he died Thursday morning.

Excessive speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the crash, and Cox was wearing a seatbelt at the time, according to police.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (513) 352-2514.

Southbound I-75 was closed for hours as crews unloaded non-hazmat cargo and removed the trailer from the highway. I-75 reopened just before 12:30.