1 dead, 1 injured in overpass collapse in Cincinnati

This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS, shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse in Cincinnati, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that according to a police dispatch the southbound Interstate 75 was closed indefinitely after the collapse of the overpass. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Fire and EMS)
This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS, shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse in Cincinnati, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that according to a police dispatch the southbound Interstate 75 was closed indefinitely after the collapse of an overpass. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Fire and EMS)
This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS, shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse in Cincinnati, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that according to a police dispatch the southbound Interstate 75 was closed indefinitely after the collapse of an overpass. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Fire and EMS)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fire and EMS officials say a construction worker was killed and a tractor trailer driver was injured when a highway overpass collapsed in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Fire Department says the bridge was undergoing demolition at the time of the collapse near Hopple Street at about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Fire officials say southbound interstate 75 was closed indefinitely. It wasn’t clear what caused the collapse.

Officials say hundreds of thousands of pounds of concrete fell onto the roadway. At tractor trailer was seen damaged. The injured driver was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The driver’s condition was unknown.

A witness told WLWT5 that he heard “a real big boom” and then a couple of seconds later he saw police cars rushing to the scene.

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