Semi driver from Denver charged in fatal truck collision along I-275

Posted at 12:13 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 19:35:15-05

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The surviving driver in a fatal truck collision that closed a section of Interstate 275 has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says 31-year-old Angeson Abreha, of Denver, Colorado, was taken into custody Sunday after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say Abreha was driving a semitrailer southbound on I-275 west of Cincinnati around 2 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve. His semi crossed the grass median and struck a northbound pickup truck driven by 35-year-old Jason Schaller, of Cincinnati.

Schaller was pronounced dead at the scene. Thirty-year-old Jesse Crabtree, of Cincinnati, a passenger in the pickup, was treated and released from an area hospital.


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