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Horrific: Driver in Deadly Turnpike Crash Did Not Have a Valid Driver's License

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UPDATE: BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - An absolutely horrific accident on the Ohio Turnpike kills two children and critically injures a baby boy.

The deadly collision happened around 2:30AM in Lorain County.

The Michigan driver, Setita Patrick, was driving a 2004 KIA Mini Van in the right lane and quickly approached a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Jose Arzuaga in the center lane.

The driver of the Mini Van swerved to the left struck the PT cruiser in the center lane and both vehicles lost control and slid off the left side of the roadway and struck the concrete divider. After striking the barrier, the Minivan overturned and ejected three of the occupants.

Two of the occupants were thrown into the westbound lanes of travel and one of the occupants was struck by a commercial semi traveling westbound. The commercial semi continued on and was not located.

Two of the passengers - five-year-old Jamel El-Aniin and 10-year-old Alexia Patrick - were pronounced dead at the scene.

5-month-old Kevin Green, Junior, 29-year-old Patrick and 37-year-old Jerome Thomas were rushed to an area hospital by Life Care EMS.

They were later transported to Cleveland Metro Hospital. 58-year-old Arzuaga was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Little Kevin is listed in critical condition at Metro. Patrick and Thomas have been treated and released from the hospital. No word on Arzuaga's condition at this time.

The three children ejected were not wearing their safety belts. Ohio State Patrol also says Patrick did not have a valid driver's license. 

The crash remains under investigation. The eastbound and westbound lanes of the Turnpike were closed for approximately 2 hours.

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