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.Finding Amy Hambrick: Investigators find some answers in the morgue
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.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.