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State Route 2 remains closed in eastern Lucas County after crash

 Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser
Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser (WTVG)
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 4:34 AM EDT
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JERUSALEM TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WTVG) - A two-vehicle fatal crash in Lucas County has closed State Route 2 on Wednesday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the road is closed at Elliston and Veler, near milepost 34 in Jerusalem Township. HAZMAT materials were spilled in the crash, and the EPA is on the scene.

Around 1:24 a.m., a semi-truck driven by Slawomir Milczek, of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, was eastbound on State Route 2. A pickup truck traveling westbound went left of center, causing the semi to swerve to avoid a collision, but it was unable to avoid the crash. The two vehicles struck head-on, and both caught on fire.

Milczek was not injured in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene, and identification is being withheld until the family is notified.

The state patrol has set up a detour in the area, and motorists are asked to proceed with caution through the area.

No charges have been filed as the crash remains under investigation.

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