Update: 2 dead following crash on Ohio Turnpike


JACKSON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) — Two people died following a crash on the Ohio Turnpike on Tuesday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, firefighters and an ambulance were called to the scene on Interstate 76 westbound near Interstate 80 just after 2 p.m. The crash blocked the roadway for almost two hours, but the area has since been cleared and traffic is moving again.

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Traffic cameras on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s website showed two cars with heavy damage.

According to Highway Patrol, a Toyota Tacoma was traveling eastbound before it went off the left side of the road and through a grass median, hitting a concrete barrier and spinning out into the westbound lanes. A Toyota Rav4 was traveling westbound when it hit the Tacoma.

The driver of the Tacoma was 68-year-old Jeffrey Horn, of Milton, Delaware. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The passenger in the Tacoma was 68-year-old Paula Horn, of Milton, Delaware. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Rav4 was 37-year-old Laura Frick, of Milford, Delaware. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

At this time, it is unknown what caused the crash.

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Gerry Ricciutti contributed to this report.

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Mike Johnson

2 cars heading in opposite directions both from Delaware? What are the chances?

Stump Jumper 666

guess the news anchor should be careful of her words. "the driver of a TRUCK" If you just listen to her it sounds like it was A TRUCK, not a toyota pickup. Gives TRUCK Drivers another black mark, like we need that crap. So sad for ALL involved and the loss of lives. Bad ANYTIME but much worse near Holidays. Prayers for Families and Friends


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