SUMMERFIELD TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — A woman was killed in a serious crash that had southbound US-23 closed in Monroe County for several hours on Monday afternoon.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Janet Rheinecker, 68, of Sylvania, Ohio was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended her Ford F-350 that was pulling a trailer on southbound US-23 near Ida West Rd. in Summerfield Township.
Authorities say the Ford was stopped in the right lane due to construction ahead. When the tractor-trailer struck Rheinecker’s vehicle, it was forced into a Lexus that was stopped ahead of it, which collided with two additional tractor-trailers that were stopped in traffic.
Rheinecker was pronounced dead on the scene. There were no other injuries reported.
Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7493.