SUGARCREEK (WDTN) — A serious crash has slowed traffic on Interstate 675 in Greene County as emergency crews have now successfully freed victims trapped after a six vehicle accident.
According to police, three people have been transported to area hospitals, including one child. All sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Multiple medics were dispatched to the 9 mile marker of 675, just south of the Indian Ripple exit, near the Greene around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
“I feel very lucky,” said Shay Griffin, one of the drivers that slid off the highway. “I feel very lucky to be alive right now.”
Griffin was in one of two vehicles that went into a nearby embankment about 35 feet off the highway. She said the adrenaline was still pumping after walking away from the crash.
“The back end just started sliding out from underneath of us,” said Griffin. “We ended up going backwards.”
Griffin saw five other vehicles start to slide on the same patch of ice on a nearby overpass.
Police said that is when the van slid off the road an into the same area.
“Considering the fact they landed 35 feet off the roadway, in the manner of which the vehicles came to rest, I’m very surprised everyone sustained minor injuries,” said Sgt. Mark White with the Sugarcreek Township Police Department.
Police said all four people in the vehicles that slid off the highway were wearing seatbelts that helped decrease