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Police: Cicada causes car to crash in Cincinnati

The crash happened when a cicada flew through an open car window, causing the driver to then hit a pole.
Credit: Cicada, Dr. Gene Kritsky

CINCINNATI — Police say it was a cicada that prompted a car to crash in Cincinnati on Monday evening. 

According to Cincinnati police, the crash happened when a cicada flew through an open car window, causing the driver to then hit a pole along Riverside Drive. 

The Cincinnati Police Department tweeted about the crash shortly after 6:50 p.m. The condition of the driver was not specified.  

This year’s batch of cicadas, commonly referred to as Brood X, have been emerging throughout the Midwest after spending 17 years underground. 

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