Three dead, four injured in Ohio Turnpike crash in Fulton County

Published: May. 27, 2019 at 4:37 PM EDT
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Three people are dead and four injured in a crash on the Ohio Turnpike in Fulton County Monday afternoon.

The crash began when a semi traveling east crossed the median into the westbound lanes between milepost 30 and milepost 29.5, hitting three vehicles.

The eastbound semi was being driven by Kenneth E. Trowbridge, 29, of South Bend, Indiana. After veering across the median, the truck crashed into a Ford F250 being driven by Refugio Elisandro Nunez-Pena, 39, of Plymouth, Indiana. Both drivers, as well as a passenger in the truck, Simone D. Nunez, 42, of Plymouth, Indiana died in the crash. A 15-year-old minor in the truck sustained critical injuries and was taken to Toledo Medical Center.

Another semi traveling westbound took damage from debris, though the driver was not injured.

After crossing the median, the semi's trailer came loose. A fourth vehicle swerved to the left but was still hit by the trailer. The driver was Isabella Nunez, 18, of Plymouth, Indiana. She was uninjured, though passengers Trevor Fisher, 19, of Plymouth and a nine-year-old had minor injures and were taken to Toledo Medical Center.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol shut the road down both ways between Exit 34 for SR 108 and Exit 25 for SR 66 until 10 p.m. Monday.