CONCORD TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Chardon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an injury crash that occurred on I-90 near the 203 mile post around 11:45 p.m. Friday in Lake County.
According to the OSHP, a freightliner semi was traveling eastbound on I-90 in the right lane when it lost power and became disabled, stopping in the middle of the lane. The driver turned on his flashing hazard lights and placed his reflective triangles behind his semi to warn other traffic.
Troopers say a short time later, a Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound in the same lane and rear-ended the semi. The Ford then overturned, coming to rest on top of the concrete divider.
This caused both eastbound lanes, and one westbound lane, to be shut down for approximately two and a half hours, while crews worked to clear a lane of travel.
The OSHP says the freightliner was driven by 47-year-old Brendon Austin, of Houston, TX. Austin was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash and was not injured.
The Ford was driven by 48-year-old Gregory Hromyko, of Orwell, OH. Hromyko was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated. He was flown from the scene to a Cleveland hospital.
At this time, troopers say it is unknown whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.
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