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Car falls into Ohio River off Combs-Hehl Bridge

Posted at 5:57 PM, Mar 15, 2016

NEWPORT, Ky. - Rescue boats are on the scene after a car fell into the Ohio River off the Combs-Hehl Bridge on I-275 near Coney Island Tuesday afternoon, officials say.

There is no report on the number of occupants in the car or how it fell off the bridge. Boats are circling under the bridge.

Chopper 9 has this exclusive bird's-eye view.

A crash happened on the north end of the Ohio-bound lanes, but it's not clear if the car was involved in the crash.

A crashed semi and at least two crashed cars can be seen on the bridge with people - apparently their drivers - standing nearby.

Ohio-bound traffic is backed up to I-471. Ohio-bound cars are turning around in the median.

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