The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office tell Local 12 that the person who died after an 86 vehicle crash on I-275 at Colerain Avenue is a 12 year old girl.
Officials say the girl was outside her vehicle when she was either struck by another vehicle or was struck by a wire on a guardrail, which snapped.
The girl who died was standing in the median after the initial crash when she was killed.
Authorities shut down both directions of I-275 after 18 commercial vehicles, including four tractor-trailers that jackknifed, were involved in a crash on westbound I-275 at Colerain Avenue at about 11:30 a.m.
Officials also said at least four of those injured in the crash are listed in critical condition.
The first crews on the scene used the jaws of life to free four people from three separate cars.
Several passenger vehicles were trapped underneath multiple semi trucks when paramedics arrived at the scene, according to officials.
Officials also said that a steel cable that ended up in the middle of the roadway that is usually used to stop cars from crossing the median made a bad situation worse after the initial few collisions.
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