LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A crash on the
backed up traffic for several miles on Tuesday.
Officials say the accident happened in the eastbound lanes in Lorain County by mile marker 136 around 12:00 p.m. blocking all lanes for nearly three hours.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the accident involved a car hauler and two other trucks. The car hauler became fully engulfed.
Police say a Ford F-250 pulling a trailer did not stop in time and struck the back of a semi pulling a car hauling trailer. Shortly after impact, the Ford truck caught fire and also destroyed five Jeep Wranglers being transported.
Cary E. Politoski, 52, of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, was able to free himself from the Ford truck before it was engulfed by fire. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Medical Hospital in Amherst by Lifecare EMS.
Terrence C. Wright,53, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who was driving the Peterbilt, was not injured in this traffic crash.
All eastbound traffic was diverted off the turnpike at exit 118. The highway reopened around 3:30 p.m.