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Two dead after Elyria crash on State Route 57

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Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:24 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 2:45 PM EDT
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ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - Two women were killed in a traffic accident on State Route 57, just south of the intersection of North Abbe Road, Thursday afternoon.

A Freightliner semi-truck with trailer was being driven northbound by a 57-year-old man, according to Elyria police.

He began to lose control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and traveled into the southbound lanes.

The semi-truck hit a Dodge Caravan that was driving southbound on State Route 57.

The two occupants of the Dodge Caravan, driver and passenger, were dead upon the arrival of police officers and medical personnel, according to police.

Elyria police have identified the victims as Stephanie Bays, 68, of Elyria, and Betsy Bays, 46, of Elyria.

The trailer of the semi-truck then hit a Cadillac SRX and a Volkswagen Atlas.

Both drivers of the Cadillac and Volkswagen were transported to University Hospital Elyria Medical Center for their injuries, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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