Wrong-way driver charged with OVI after I-77 crash

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WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

CANTON, Ohio (WJW) — A woman driving the wrong way on I-77 crashed into another vehicle early Wednesday morning, Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

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The incident took place just after midnight near US-30 in Canton, when a reportedly impaired woman drove her Hyundai Tucson onto the freeway going northbound in the southbound lanes. Her car then ran head-on into a Jeep Wrangler.

Troopers arrived on the scene, finding both parties injured in the crash. The 25-year-old woman driving the Jeep was treated for minor injuries, while the driver of the Hyundai, 47-year-old Brenny Hayhurst of Canton, was taken to Aultman Hospital after sustaining injuries troopers describe as serious.


The suspect was reportedly cited with an OVI as well as for driving the wrong way, troopers said.

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An investigation is ongoing, troopers said.

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