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5 killed in Geauga County accident, 3 others injured

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 11:50 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2021 at 2:49 PM EST
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GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Five people were killed in a car accident Monday morning in Newbury Township.

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The crash between a semi and a Ford Econoline Van happened around 11:04 a.m. in the 14000 block of Ravenna Road, south of Pekin Road.

Five people killed in an accident on Ravenna Road in Newbury Township on Nov. 22, 2021.
Five people killed in an accident on Ravenna Road in Newbury Township on Nov. 22, 2021.((Source: WOIO))

Officials said one vehicle crossed the center line and caused the accident. It is unclear at this time which driver is at fault.

The van was occupied by a driver and six passengers. The driver and four passengers were killed.

The other two van passengers were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Semi and van involved in a head-on crash on Ravenna Road on Nov. 22, 2021.
Semi and van involved in a head-on crash on Ravenna Road on Nov. 22, 2021.((Source: WOIO))

The driver of the semi was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The van was transporting a group of individuals with developmental disabilities from Cuyahoga County, a cleaning crew, to a job site in Geauga County.

CEO of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Kelly Petty, sent 19 News the following statement,

“Our hearts go out to everyone involved in today’s tragic accident, and our condolences go to the family members of those who lost their lives. Cuyahoga DD is in contact with the families of the individuals affected to help them navigate this incredibly difficult time.”

The names of the victims have not been released.

The Ohio Highway State Patrol troopers are handling the crash investigation.

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