BEAVER TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – One person is dead and two others are injured in a crash on the Ohio Turnpike, (I-76), according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
It happened at around 1:45 p.m. on the turnpike in the westbound lanes in between Route 7 and I-680 interchange.
OSHP said the accident involved a car and a semi truck. The car was driving in the eastbound lanes when it went off the road, over-corrected and swerved over the median, hitting the oncoming semi truck.
The driver, 75-year-old Nancy Olson, died on impact. Her 39-year-old daughter and the semi driver were both taken to different hospitals with minor injuries.
OSHP said alcohol was not a factor in the crash and seatbelts were worn by everyone involved in the crash.
Drivers should expect a traffic slowdown in that area. I-76 EB is clear and I-76 WB is open but moving slowly while police clear the scene.