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.
To confirm the bridge that collapsed was undergoing demolition at the time of incident, this is NOT the new bridge pic.twitter.com/H6sAaRNsJv— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) January 20, 2015
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.