News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Akron General

Knight Foundation


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Wreck on Ohio turnpike kills three, injures a trooper
The crash involved about 50 cars stretching about two miles
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
Anne Ralston, Ohio State Highway Patrol spokeswoman, says they are trying to open at least one lane to get traffic moving.
Courtesy of Ohio State Highway Patrol
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

An accident on the Ohio Turnpike has killed three people, injured a state trooper and shut down about two miles of the highway midway between Cleveland and Toledo.

Blowing snow triggered a 50-vehicle pileup near the Fremont/Port Clinton and Sandusky exits. 

People were trapped in their cars for hours.

Lt. Anne Ralston, spokeswoman for the State Highway Patrol, says the wreck affected traffic traveling in both directions. Troopers had to focus on small goals first.

LISTEN: Lt. Anne Ralston on turnpike wreck

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:12)


“We are efforting to try to get at least one lane open so we can get traffic moving. They’re having difficulty due to the weather and road conditions in the area to be able to route traffic off of the turnpike on to state routes.”

The weather and accidents also closed parts of Interstate 90 and 480 in Northeast Ohio and numerous side roads.

One trooper was also injured during the crash. The patrol says trooper Andrew Clouser from the Milan Patrol Post was investing an accident shortly before 1:30, and the patrol got word shortly after 2 p.m. that he was pinned between cars.

Clouser was being treated at a Toledo hospital. Ohio patrol Staff Lt. Anne Ralston told NPR Clouser was in serious but stable condition Wednesday night. The 29-year-old trooper has been with the patrol just over a year.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

The Surpreme Court gay-marriage decision plays out in Ohio Amish country
Keep in mind that the majority of the people residing in Holmes County are Amish, a church people who do not vote because they do not believe in governmental ru...

Akron council committee recommends Forney for its opening
Which committee member voted for Wilhite?

Canton Youth Symphony is named orchestra of the year
This is what makes CSO the hippest small town orchestra in America!

What can be expected if Ohio's tobacco taxes increase?
let's face it! The increase has little to do with smoking cessation

Rare Cleveland Indians photo from 1911 hits the auction block
Paddy Livingston, who cut his teeth on a Louisville Slugger in Kent, Ohio was one of the immortals that played in that game. He was the catcher. Ty Cobb actuall...

Nexus denies Green's request to relocate its planned gas pipeline
These people have so much power. Too much. They could care less about the people they leave when it is done. Spectra does not, and admits, they do not do the...

The former Hugo Boss plant is about to start making suits again in NE Ohio
Hugoo Boss should not even be allowed to make or sell suits in the USA ..... During WWII, they were a nazi company. They made the uniforms for the S.S.

Ohio voters remain split over gay marriage
It's all good. The bigots will get used to it, just like interracial marriage. Or they die off-either way, all is well :-)

Ohio Senate budget reduces low income housing funds
Bill is correct. Lake County receives funding to assist in the operations of permanent housing for over 90 households annually - persons who are living with a s...

Cleveland's mustard war rages on
Stadium Mustard is stolen from Bertman's and it is made in Chicago. Real thieves and creeps. Bertman's or death.

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University