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This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. View the updated story here.

ASHLAND -- A crash with multiple fatalities closed a portion of Interstate-71 southbound overnight in Ashland County. 

The section of I-71 southbound, south of U.S. 250, had reopened as of 7 a.m., according to a tweet from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is expected to share more about the crash in a press release later today. The OSHP did confirm the late Wednesday crash involved multiple fatalities.

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