MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Police in Moraine are still investigating the crash that killed three people Friday on I-75.
Sgt. Andrew Parish of the Moraine Police Department said Monday, “there are a lot of unknowns at this point,” and the causes and contributing factors are still under investigation.
Parish asked that anyone who may have seen the crash contact him directly at the Moraine Police Department at 937-535-1152.
The crash happened around 9:45 pm in the southbound lanes of I-75 near Dryden Road. Police say a semi-truck was headed north when it crossed the median into oncoming traffic. The semi struck a southbound car head-on, killing 36-year-old Amanda Kidwell, 57-year-old Betty Davis and 6-year old Brayden Jennings, all from Middletown. A second child in the car was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the semi, 40-year-old Todd Bowling from Michigan, was also taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say he is not in custody. Bowling told police after the wreck that he began coughing and blacked out, saying he could not remember anything else past that point.
Parish said there is a cable barrier installed where the crash happened but “it’s not realistic that such a barrier could stop that heavy of a vehicle.” Investigators say there is no indication that this was intentional and have requested any video that may have been captured by Ohio Department of Transportation cameras to assist in determining what happened.
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