Lt. Rich Whitford said it was a horrific scene on eastbound 275 today, entering the Combs Hehl Bridge into Ohio.
At about 2:30 p.m. today, a car traveling onto 275 from 471 in Fort Thomas lost control and rolled numerous times. There were four people in the car and three were ejected onto the road way, including a seven-month old baby boy who was in their carseat.
The carseat was still in the car after the crash.
Whitford said a truck driver who witnessed the accident said that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and cutting through multiple lanes of traffic before losing control and flipping in the right emergency lane.
The alleged driver of the vehicle, a male, is dead. The woman and baby are in critical condition. Witnesses on the scene said that the baby was ejected 30-feet in the air.
The other male passenger who was not ejected was alert on scene. He was able to tell police how it unfolded from his prospective in the front seat of the car.
Police believe heroin may have been involved.
The Fort Thomas Police Accident Reconstruction team is on scene to determine exactly what happened. It is not yet known who was wearing a seatbelt.
Traffic on 275 heading into Ohio is down to one lane and other roadways, such as 471 are extremely slow as a result.
A week ago today, Fort Thomas Police employed a "heroin interdiction" strategy made up of a three-officer patrol team to combat impaired driving.
RELATED: Fort Thomas Police Sets Up Heroin Interdiction Team