Delhi Township Man Dies In Fatal Crash Wednesday Afternoon


(700 WLW)- The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department releasing the victim of the two-vehicle auto crash Wednesday night on northbound Interstate 71 at the 11.9 mile post in Sycamore Township. 29 year old Brit Smith from Mississippi was operating a semi-tractor trailer, that was stopped on the right shoulder of northbound I-71. That's when 57 year old Russell Dodd of Delhi Township was operating a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox northbound I71 in the area of the 11.9 mile post. That's when Dodd's vehicle traveled onto the right shoulder. Mr. Dodd's vehicle then collided with a concrete barrier wall along the right shoulder several times before striking the rear of Mr. Smith's stopped semi-tractor and trailer. Mr. Dodd was trapped inside his vehicle. The Sycamore Township Fire Department responded to the scene where it was determined that Mr. Dodd had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Speed and impairment are not believed to be factors in the crash.

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