08:55 GMT25 January 2021
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    A highway bridge in Cincinnati was undergoing demolition at the time of the incident.

    MOSCOW, January 20 (Sputnik) — A highway overpass collapsed on the road below in Cincinatti, Ohio, on Monday, leaving a construction worker dead and a driver injured, city’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said on Twitter.

    Jeffrey Blackwel, chief of Cincinnati police, said the driver was "very lucky", according to the New York Daily News. "A matter of seconds and his fate would probably have been different," said Blackwell, as quoted by the media outlet.

    The incident took place at the Hopple Street exit at approximately 10:30 p.m. (3:30 a.m. GMT). According to the Cincinnati Fire and EMS, the old Hopple bridge was undergoing demolition when it collapsed.

    The local authorities closed the southbound lanes of I-75 until further notice.


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