1 dead, 4 injured after car hits semi-truck in Lorain County
ELYRIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) said early Monday that troopers are investigating a deadly crash after a car struck a semi tractor-trailer in Lorain County.
The crash happened around 5:15 a.m. on State Route 57 at Griswold Road near I-90 in Elyria Township.
OSHP has identified the deceased victim as 37-year-old Ashley Brown, of Lorain.
The highway patrol said Brown was driving a Toyota Camry with four passengers when she ran a red light and struck the semi-truck.
According to a news release, the semi-truck was making a turn onto State Route 57 when the crash took place.
The Toyota’s passengers included a 31-year-old man, 24-year-old woman, 18-year-old woman and 25-year-old man.
OSHP said the 31-year-old has life-threatening injuries while the three others have serious injuries.
The highway patrol said semi-truck’s driver was not injured.
It’s currently unknown if impairment played a role in the crash, according to the release.
The crash is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
State Route 57 was shut down for nearly four hours.
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