Sycamore, OH – Russell Dodd Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on I-71

Sycamore, OH – Russell Dodd Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on I-71

Sycamore, OH (September 11, 2020) – A Delhi Township man was killed after being involved in a  collision with a semi-truck near Sycamore Township on Wednesday afternoon, September 9, on Interstate 71 NB. 

Initial reports from the Hamilton County Sherrif’s Office revealed that the collision occurred at around 4:50 p.m. near milepost 11.9. At the time of the accident, 29-year-old Brit Smith of Batesville, Mississippi was stopped on the side of the highway in a semi tractor-trailer. For unknown reasons, a Chevrolet Equinox traveled onto the right shoulder and collided with the rear of the semi. 

The driver of the Equinox was identified as 57-year-old Russell Dodd of Delhi Township, Ohio. Dodd reportedly had struck the walla long the right shoulder multiple times before the crash. Responding paramedics pronounced Dodd dead at the scene. No further information on the crash has been reported at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Russell Dodd at this time.

Deadly Trucking Accidents in Ohio 

Sycamore, OH - Russell Dodd Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on I-71On average, someone is killed in a collision involving a tractor-trailer every 15 minutes. There are more than 500,000 trucking accidents reported across the country each year. These collisions contribute to more than 5,000 deaths annually. A total of 123,918 large trucks were involved in fatal collisions nationwide in 2008, and a total of 49,084 large trucks were involved in injury accidents that year. Of those killed in semi-truck accidents, around 98% involve those traveling in passenger vehicles. 

The preventable death of a loved one can be a shattering and entirely traumatic experience for surviving family members, and no amount of compensation can ever make up for the death of a loved one. Ohio wrongful death suits can be raised from careless acts, including a car crash, resulting in the death of a family member, in order to recover lost compensation for a representative of the deceased. Surviving family members should consult with an Ohio wrongful death lawyer who can help guide them through the process and construct a strong legal claim after the loss of a family member of a deadly semi-truck accident.  

If you are filing an Ohio wrongful death claim in Cincinnati, hiring an attorney from the can significantly benefit your case and put you on track to recover deserved legal compensation. We know how to litigate wrongful death lawsuits in Ohio and can adapt our strategies to the unique circumstances of your case, and our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight for the legal rights of families who have lost a loved one. Contact our offices today at (513)769-0840 if you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another. 

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