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Charges result after multiple vehicle crash on I-275, near I-471 send two to hospital with serious injuries


A multiple vehicle accident on I-275 westbound headings toward I-471 shut down the highway for a period of time and led to charges for an individual, who is being held at the Campbell County Detention Center on a $1,000,000 cash bond.

On May 15, officers of the Fort Thomas Police Department, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and Cold Spring Police Department responded to an injury accident on I-275 near the 73.7-mile marker at around 1:00 p.m..

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According to Sgt. Adam Noe of the Fort Thomas Police, officers determined two vehicles were involved in the collision where a Black Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by Anthony Gilbert, 36 from Bethel, Ohio, struck a white Dodge Ram Pickup causing the pickup to lose control and flip on its top in the grassy area of the interstate shoulder.

Anthony Gilbert. Campbell County Detention Center. 

The driver and passenger of the white pickup, Karin and James Smith, 73 and 75 from Aurora, Indiana, were injured and transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital where there are being treated for their injuries.

Gilbert was taken into custody for charges including driving on a suspended license, Assault 1st Degree and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree.  It is believed drugs may have been a factor in the cause of the accident and additional charges are pending.

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The Campbell County Major Accident Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. According to Noe, Gilbert refused medical attention at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed this accident and did not speak with police at the scene are encouraged to contact Fort Thomas Police Department via Campbell County Dispatch at 859-292-3622.

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