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Police: One Dead, One Injured After Overpass Collapses in Cincinnati

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Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Officials say one person died and another person 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.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1zsUAS1 ) reports that according to a police dispatch the southbound interstate 75 was closed indefinitely after the collapse of an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge.

It happened at about 10:30 p.m. Monday. The newspaper reports at least one tractor trailer was damaged by the collapse.

Fire and EMS officials say one construction worker was killed and a tractor trailer driver was injured.

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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