Car plunges into Ohio River after bridge crash

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) – A car has plunged into the Ohio River after a three-car crash on a bridge leading from Kentucky to Cincinnati.

Ryan Watts, spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says rescue efforts are still underway. It is unknown how many people were inside the car when it toppled from the Combs-Hehl Bridge, which carries Interstate-275 from Campbell County, Kentucky, to Cincinnati.

The Central Campbell County Fire Department and other law enforcement agencies are on scene leading the water rescue efforts.

Nancy Wood, a transportation cabinet spokeswoman, said the accident happened around 5 p.m.

Watts says the bridge will be closed down for six to eight hours as investigators reconstruct the accident and what caused the car to fall into the river.