A 50-Car Pileup On The Ohio Turnpike Has Claimed One Life And Left Dozens Injured!

50-car Ohio turnpike crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported on Friday that four people had died and many more had been injured in a car crash involving at least 46 vehicles.

The incident took place on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County, Ohio, in the direction of eastbound traffic. At 9:10 p.m., more than seven hours after the collision, the turnpike was still closed in both directions.

The highway patrol reported that “white-out conditions persist” late on Friday, as fifteen commercial vehicles were removed from the turnpike.

The agency claims that buses have been transporting victims of the crash to a nearby facility where they can get out of the cold.

A black pickup truck could be seen on top of the wreckage in photos posted to Twitter. Several vehicles were crushed between a median and a trailer, and other images showed semi-trucks in various states of disrepair.

Sgt. Purpura of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a video posted to Twitter that “the weather outside is not favorable, and oftentimes there are whiteout conditions, which does not make it safe for travel.”

Purpura urged people to either stay indoors or take extra care if they had to get behind the wheel, such as driving more slowly and leaving more space between vehicles.

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The number of casualties and the condition of the injured have not been disclosed by authorities. We don’t know if bad weather was to blame for the crash.

Ohio Authorities Report 4 Fatalities From A 50-Car Pileup

Columbus, Ohio According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at least four people were killed and dozens more were injured in a 50-car pileup on the Ohio Turnpike.

The turnpike accident involving multiple vehicles happened early on Friday afternoon in Sandusky County.

Ohio Authorities Report 4 Fatalities From A 50-Car Pileup

Authorities are responding to multiple crashes on the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County, between state route 53 and route 4, according to troopers who spoke to WTVG. Road closure signs have been posted in both directions, directing eastbound drivers to take exit 91 and westbound drivers to take exit 118.

According to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission’s public information officer, buses are transporting motorists who have become stranded on the turnpike to the Castalia Maintenance Building. WTVG has obtained video showing first responders assisting passengers in getting out of their cars.

According to an OSHP representative, the first of several accidents occurred around 11:45 a.m. near State Route 2. State police reported that two people were hurt in a five-car collision, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Not much later, at around 12:30 p.m., multiple vehicles collided, causing a massive pileup. An OSHP representative has stated that “this will be ongoing for some time.” “There are many soldiers and emergency personnel out there dealing with this.”

Officials from Toledo Fire and Rescue stated that crews asked for their help with extrication equipment.

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According to troopers, the turnpike’s visibility is poor due to the strong winds. Due to the extreme cold and high winds, Sandusky County has declared a level three snow emergency as of late Friday.

“There Is A Lot Of It. I mean, It Was A Lot, “Keijuana Reese Put It Like This

Erie County Turnpike officials first heard about the collisions at 12:45 p.m., and they have since blocked all lanes for over a mile.

The crashes occurred on eastbound Interstate 80 in Groton Township, Erie County, and were estimated to involve 50 vehicles by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. State Route 53 and State Route 4 are both in the area. According to state officials, the crashes were due to whiteout conditions.

According to OSHP, there has been one fatality and multiple injuries. The scene is currently being attended to by multiple agencies, including state troopers from nearby posts, turnpike workers, and emergency medical technicians.

There Is A Lot Of It. I mean, It Was A Lot, Keijuana Reese Put It Like This

Turnpike officials have announced that all westbound traffic should exit at Exit-118 (US 250/Sandusky), and that all eastbound traffic should exit at Exit-91 (SR 53/Sandusky).

Authorities confirmed to News 5 that buses were used to transport the stranded drivers to the Castalia Maintenance Building on the Ohio Turnpike, where they could warm up.

Clyde Green Springs School District Superintendent Lucas Messer said, “I received a phone call from my athletic director, who has some family working for the turnpike commission as well, that they had reached out for possible help with school buses.”

The district’s Athletic Director Ryan Greenslade and Transportation Director Bob Morris jumped in to help, putting their own safety at risk to transport people from the turnpike plazas to safe locations where they could eat and drink safely.

“This is kind of what we do,” Messer said. This is how we do business around here because we take great pride in our neighborhoods and cities and because helping those in need is the right thing to do.

Despite crews’ best efforts, the turnpike between exits 91 and 118 remained closed in both directions as of Friday night at 9 p.m., with 15 commercial vehicles still blocking the roadway.

Last Words

Over 50 vehicles collided on the Ohio Turnpike on a Friday afternoon, resulting in 4 fatalities and numerous injuries. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is dispatched to the scene of multiple accidents on eastbound Interstate 80 in Groton Township, Erie County, between Route 53 and State Route 4.

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