Friday, September 01, 2006


To see all photos from the crash: CLICK HERE

A horrific crash on I-90 this afternoon leaves one dead and one sent to the hospital with chest pains. Witnesses say that a car driving west on I-90 was traveling at a high rate of speed going in and out of traffic.

“We saw him go off the side of the road once, then he turned into one of these medians at about 60 miles an hour then he turned real quick and got out. We could smell his tires burning and then he pulled off the side of the road and he was trying to go in between people and around people and then we lost him until 2 or 3 minutes later when we saw this.” Unidentified witness

“The guy crossed the medium about a mile and a half down the road, he was driving westbound then in the eastbound lane doing about a hundred miles an hour when he hit the truck. As soon as they collided we seen the truck… the car just squished. The truck pushed it right through and as soon as it hit the median it burst into flames. I was on the other side but saw a bunch of people run to the truck and open his door then they pulled him out.” Witness Mark Williams

Elyria Township Fire with the assistance of Elyria Fire, Carlisle Township Fire, Amherst Fire, South Amherst Fire, Lorain Fire and Sheffield Township Fire fought the fire and secured the scene. Ohio State Highway Patrol, Elyria Police, Sheffield Village Police and Lorain County Sheriff’s Department handled the massive traffic back up. Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. At this point one person died in the car that hit the semi and the driver of the semi was taken to Elyria Memorial Hospital for chest pains.


Blogger haasenfoose said...

Lorain fire was also called in for manpower at the scene.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why this person was driving 100 mph on the wrong side of the highway? Suicidal? Crack? Meth?

5:13 PM  
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7:00 PM  
Blogger firebells said...

Everyone that responded to the scene of this call and to backfill stations did a great job. 9-1-1, Police, Fire and EMS all worked together with EMA, Public Works and Dunlap's Service to mitigate this incident. Great job done by all.

Thanks to all of the agencies that responded and helped out.

I would like to send a special thanks to Lorain County 9-1-1. Without their help and assistance, summoning the help we needed would have been extremely difficult. Sometimes we take our dispatchers for granted and they too need to be thanked.

2:19 PM  

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