Passenger killed in early morning crash on I-475

TOLEDO (WTVG) - One person has died and another was seriously injured after their car reportedly lost control and struck the median on I-475 Wednesday morning. That accident occurred just after 2 AM in the area between Talmadge and Corey.

According to Toledo police, after striking the median, the vehicle flipped and the 22-year-old passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car. The passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. Police are withholding thieir identity until family can be notified.

The driver was transported to Toledo Hospital with serious injuries.

Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

That stretch of I-475 was closed down in both directions by police for several hours Wednesday morning as they investigated and cleared the accident.