Storage unit falls from semi truck, flattens car in Fairfield

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – A crash closed Dixie Highway in both directions Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 3:26 p.m. under the railroad crossing at Dixie Highway/Route 4 at St. Clair Ave.

A semi-trailer carrying a portable storage unit hit the underpass, causing the storage unit to fall off the trailer and hit a Ford Fusion, according to Fairfield police.

There were two people in the car. EMS transported them to Ft. Hamilton Hospital with injuries police described as “possibly serious.”

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Dixie Highway between Symmes Road and Corwin Avenue remains closed as of 8:30 p.m. Police are advising drivers to find an alternative route.

The accident is in Fairfield just over the border with Hamilton. Officers from Fairfield, Fairfield Township and Hamilton all responded.

The Butler County START team was also mobilized to assist.

We will update this development story as more information becomes available.

A package containing dropped on a car in Hamilton on Tuesday night, police said.
A package containing dropped on a car in Hamilton on Tuesday night, police said.(WXIX)

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