Driver critical after being ‘crushed’ by 2 semis in Ohio Turnpike accident

The Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the Lorain County crash

Driver critical after being ‘crushed’ by 2 semis in Ohio Turnpike accident
A Michigan man is in critical condition after his car was crushed between two commercial vehicles Friday morning, Nov. 1 on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County. (Source: 19 News)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An accident on the Ohio Turnpike Friday morning in Lorain County left a man in critical condition after his car became lodged under a tractor trailer.

Scott Vanness, 31, of Ypsilanti, Mich., was traveling eastbound Friday morning, around 6:40 a.m. when he struck the rear of a commercial vehicle.

The truck, driven by Jason Winkfield, 48, of Akron attempted to pull off the road with the passenger vehicle wedged under the rear.

A Michigan man is in critical condition after his car was crushed between two commercial vehicles Friday morning, Nov. 1 on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County.
A Michigan man is in critical condition after his car was crushed between two commercial vehicles Friday morning, Nov. 1 on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County. (Source: 19 News)

A second commercial vehicle, driven by Brandon Freeman, 38, of Maple Heights struck the rear of the passenger car, crushing the vehicle between the two trucks.

Vanness was seriously injured and trapped in the passenger car.

The South Amherst Fire Department had to extricate Vanness.

A Michigan man is in critical condition after his car was crushed between two commercial vehicles Friday morning, Nov. 1 on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County.
A Michigan man is in critical condition after his car was crushed between two commercial vehicles Friday morning, Nov. 1 on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County. (Source: 19 News)

Once extracted he was flown from the crash by Metro Life Flight to Cleveland Metro Hospital.

The Ohio eastbound lanes near mile post 135 in Lorain County were closed for approximately 50 minutes.

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