Car splits in half, catches on fire in fatal overnight crash on I-90 in Cleveland

Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 4:38 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - One man is dead and several others were injured in a serious overnight crash on I-90 on the city of Cleveland’s West side.

According to first responders, the crash on I-90 was first reported after the West 41st Street exit just after 1 a.m. on Friday.

Cleveland police said a westbound driver, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office as 37-year-old Juan Antonio Bonilla Lopez Jr., of a 2007 Chevrolet crashed into the median wall and a sign gantry at a speed “well in excess of the posted” limit.

Lopez was ejected from the car as it split in half and caught on fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The impact of the crash caused one of the Chevrolet’s wheels to roll into the oncoming eastbound lanes, striking a 2020 Jeep.

The driver and a passenger in the Jeep were treated at an area hospital with minor injuries.

Debris from the crash was scattered across both directions of the interstate.

Emergency crews reopened all eastbound lanes on I-90 at approximately 4:15 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said all westbound lanes reopened at approximately 5:30 a.m., more than four hours after the crash occurred.

This is a developing story.

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