2 seriously injured after high-speed crash on State Route 2 in Mentor

Published: May. 12, 2023 at 6:26 AM EDT
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MENTOR, Ohio (WOIO) - Mentor city officials say a crash on Friday morning closed State Route 2 at State Route 306.

It happened around 1:10 a.m. and triggered a closure that lasted about eight hours.

The crash involved two cars, a 2009 Jeep Liberty and a 2019 BMW 540, city officials said.

A 21-year-old Mentor man was driving the Jeep in the center lane when he was rear-ended by a 35-year-old Kirtland man driving the BMV at high speeds, according to officials.

The crash ejected the 35-year-old, and city officials said he was later light flighted to MetroHealth.

According to officials, emergency personnel took the 21-year-old to Hillcrest Hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.