An Ohio overpass undergoing demolition has collapsed on I-75 killing one person and injuring another near Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeff Blackwell late Monday urged commuters to plan ahead and said drivers should stay away from the collapsed overpass north of downtown Cincinnati and leave with plenty of time to get to work.
Authorities say a construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when the I-75 overpass collapsed about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Jeff Blackwell called it a workplace accident, saying crews were taking down an old bridge when something went “terribly wrong.”
The truck driver was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with minor injuries.
Fire officials said the tractor-trailer struck the collapsed section as the bridge hit the ground. They said the construction worker was killed in the collapse. His name was not immediately released.
The Cincinnati Fire Department said the worker’s body was removed early Tuesday, after airbags were used to lift the wreckage.
Jeff Blackwell said the city will work with the Department of Transportation to figure out what happened. He said several hundred tons of concrete had to be removed from the road.
The southbound lanes of I-75 would be closed for at least 48 hours, officials said after the accident.
The collapse also caused buses that use I-75 and nearby streets to be rerouted.
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Duck Dynasty’s Alan and Si Robertson will join a number of other celebrities to welcome a new Field & Stream outdoor store in Cincinnati.
Alan Robertson and Uncle Si will be at the new Field & Stream store at Buttermilk Towne Center on Sunday, November 1st. Their visit is part of a three-day event to celebrate the opening of the second-ever Field & Stream retail location.
Two months ago, Willie Robertson surprised a couple at Field & Stream wedding in Pennsylvania
The weekend will also feature visits from Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and country music star Dustin Lynch as well as several outdoor industry experts and activities.
The weekend’s events will kick off with a performance from Dustin Lynch at 9:30 a.m. Friday and a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting.
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Edwin Ledgard, a Big Boy restaurant worker from Cincinnati, Ohio, with a history of violence, was arrested Friday for pouring animal medicine into a pot of coffee in hopes of killing customers.
Edwin Ledgard, 36, went into a Big Boy restaurant where he worked on his day off in order to follow a “delusion” he had to kill.
The man was not scheduled to work on Friday, so when a co-worker saw him tampering with the coffee pot around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, it raised a mental red flag.
One of Edwin Ledgard’s colleagues saw him pouring vials of an animal medication into a pot of brewing coffee and a salt shaker before stopping him.
Edwin Ledgard, a Big Boy restaurant worker from Cincinnati, Ohio, with a history of violence, was arrested Friday for pouring animal medicine into a pot of coffee in hopes of killing customers
Edwin Ledgard brought three vials of Dextran with him, attempting to poison customers using the medicine that treats anemia in baby pigs. The drug is also known as Dexiron or Iron-500.
For humans, the substance can be fatal, with common side effects including anaphalactic shock, respiratory failure, or excessive water accumulation in the brain.
After his coworker stopped Edwin Ledgard from serving the poisoned coffee and salt, the vials were taken away from him and he was arrested for one count of contaminating a substance for human consumption.
Upon arrest, Edwin Ledgard told police that he was following a “delusion” to kill customers.
This is not his first run in with the law. Edwin Ledgard was just released in late May of this year after serving a portion of an one-year sentence of a 2010 stalking charge.
Prior to that, Edwin Ledgard spent a month in jail after he hit a corrects officer in jail.
Edwin Ledgard is now in the custody of the Toledo Municipal Court and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning.