Erie County Fatal Accident Closes SR 2

Erie County, OH - Vermilion Police are reporting a fatal accident that has closed down State Route 2 between Baumhart Road and State Route 60. One person has been confirmed dead, SR 2 will most likely not reopen until Monday. The accident happened around 7:45 p.m.

A male was traveling Westbound on SR 2 when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median and hit a semi-truck head on. The semi-truck driver escaped the wreckage before the truck caught fire and walked away uninjured. The car split into two with the front end still stuck in the truck. The second section of the car traveled a distance before it stopped.

The body of the male has not been identified yet, and was found in the median.

The Ohio Highway State Patrol troopers are on scene and suggest that excessive speed was definate factor. Chopper is over the scene looking for other victims.

The investigation continues.