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By WHIO Staff,
UPDATE @ 4 p.m.:
One person is dead after a crash involving a semitrailer in Miami County early Thursday morning.
Around 6 a.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were called to northbound Interstate 75 in Monroe Township to reports of a three-car deadly crash, according to a media release.
An initial investigation found that a semitrailer operated by Christopher Barker, 26, of Lebanon, Ohio traveled off the left roadside and hit a concrete media barrier.
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The semitrailer began to slow while occupying part of the left lane and berm.
Part of the trailer was hit by a Dodge Charger driven by Sandra Willis, 42, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As a result of this Willis’ car was pushed across the northbound lanes of traffic and hit in the right lane by a Chevrolet Equinox.
Willis was thrown from their car as they were not wearing a safety belt.
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The Equinox then traveled off the right side of the road, traveled through the right-of-way fence, and hit a tree.
Willis was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.
The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
It was not included in the media release if Barker was injured.
The crash remains under investigation by Ohio State Highway Patrol.