Ohio Highway Patrol investigates 5-vehicle crash that injured several people
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a five-vehicle crash Oct. 27 in Brownhelm Township that left several people injured, according to a news release.
At 5:18 pm, the Elyria Post was dispatched to the crash on state Route 2 eastbound, east of Vermilion Road.
A 2021 Lexus LX was traveling east on Route 2 and was being operated by a 62-year-old Middleburg Heights man.
Traffic was stopped eastbound due to a backup from another crash, the release said.
The Middleburg Heights man failed to maintain an assured clear distance and struck a stopped 1996 Ford F-250 that was operated by a 19-year-old Huron man and his passenger, a 20-year-old Monroeville man, according to the release.
The Ford was pushed forward and struck a 2019 Ram Promaster 3500 that was operated by a 32-year-old Sallis, Miss., man.
The Ram was pushed forward and struck a 2013 Ford Fusion that was operated by a 37-year-old Huron man.
The Fusion was pushed forward and collided with a 2018 Lincoln MKC that was operated by a 26-year-old Vermilion woman who had a 2-year-old girl as a passenger.
The Middleburg Heights man suffered serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to Cleveland Metro Hospital.
The 19-year-old Huron man was transported by LifeCare Ambulance to Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital with minor injuries, the release said.
The Monroeville man was transported by helicopter to Cleveland Metro Hospital with serious injuries.
The 2-year-old girl was taken to Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital as a precaution.
There were no other injuries reported as a result of the crash.
Occupants in all vehicles were using seat belts and child safety seats, the release said.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Vermilion Police Department, Vermilion Fire Department, Metro Life Flight, LifeCare EMS, Vaughn’s Towing, D and A Towing and L and M Towing.
State Route 2 eastbound was closed for three hours while the crash was investigated.