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In Ohio, a 46-vehicle Pileup Occurred Turnpike Kills Four People and Injures Many More
Friday’s accident on the Ohio Turnpike involved 46 vehicles, and it resulted in the deaths of four individuals and injuries to many others. In a Twitter feed, agency spokesperson Sgt. Ryan Purpura said, “This is a stark reminder of what can happen when you get behind the wheel and try to drive in bad weather conditions.” “This is a stark reminder of what can happen when you get behind the wheel and try to drive in bad weather conditions,”
Whiteout conditions are believed to have been the cause of the collision that occurred in Erie County in the eastbound lanes at approximately one in the afternoon. On Friday evening, the turnpike lanes heading westbound were closed for most of the evening.
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The lanes heading in the eastern direction remained closed while crews tried to remove 15 commercial trucks from the roadway. The victims of the accident were transported in buses to a warming center in order to protect them from the cold weather.
On Friday, severe weather, including wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, below-freezing temperatures, and several inches of snow, blasted the northern Ohio area, which led to the crash. The wind made the temperature feel like it was 30 degrees below. Because visibility was so poor in several regions of the state, the authorities asked locals to stay off the roadways. In some areas, the visibility was less than 200 yards.