The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a three-car pileup was responsible for the huge backup during morning rush on I-76/SR 224 just east of Ohio State route 94.
Judy Wagner, 52, of Lodi was eastbound in her 2002 Ford Explorer according to the OSHP when she hit the rear bumper of a vehicle driven by Crystal Harmon, 42, of Litchfield. Wagner's SUV then spun into the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by Ceaser Barone, 55, of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
Wagner is listed in serious condition at Akron General.
(State Highway Patrol) The Medina Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a three vehicle injury crash on Interstate 76 eastbound near milepost 11 which is east of SR 94 in Wadsworth Township.
The crash occurred around 7:54 am this morning when a 2002 Ford Explorer driven eastbound on I-76 by Judy M Wagner age 52 of Lodi struck the rear bumper of a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica that was also driving eastbound on I-76, by Crystal J Harmon age 42 of Litchfield. After the initial impact, the vehicle driven by Judy Wagner spun into the path of an eastbound Semi Tractor Trailer driven by Ceaser Barone age 55 of Bloomsburg, PA.
The Semi struck the 2002 Ford Explorer on the right rear causing a severe impact and injury to the driver. The driver Judy Wagner was transported by Wadsworth City EMS to Akron General Hospital. Judy Wagner is listed in serious condition.
This crash remains under investigation.
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A crash closed a portion of Interstate 76 in Wadsworth for two hours Wednesday morning.
The Ohio Department of Transportation reports crews closed I-76 east, about a mile east of State Route 94 around 8:30 a.m. The interstate reopened around 10:30 a.m.
Troopers with the Medina State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened during stopped traffic around 8 a.m.
Multiple vehicles including a semi-truck were involved in the wreck. One woman was taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known.
Construction in the area added to the problem where crews have closed the entrance ramp from State Route 261 to 76 east.