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Truck driver dies in accident on the Ohio Turnpike in North Ridgeville

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 6:44 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 6:18 PM EDT
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LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - One man is dead after his tractor-trailer crashed early Tuesday morning on the Ohio Turnpike in North Ridgeville.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. between state Route 57 and I-480.

Update: Fatal accident on I-80 westbound

Some lanes are still closed after a fatal accident on I-80 westbound in North Ridgeville. Jamie Sullivan and Jeff Tanchak have an update on the crash.

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According to troopers, the semi driver was trapped inside his vehicle and had to be freed by mechanical means.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The truck side-swiped a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Kassie Cadle, 30.

North Ridgeville firefighters said Cadle was not injured.

The crash left the westbound lanes closed for three hours.

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