FINDLAY — Two people were injured as the result of a crash on Interstate 75 that involved four vehicles on Wednesday, according to the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at 4:47 p.m. on I-75 right at the U.S. Route 68 exit near Findlay. Cleveland Burks, Jr., 60, of Columbus, was driving an Ford-F-150, when as he attempted to merge onto I-75 from Route 68 and lost control of his truck. His truck ran off the right side of the highway, striking the guardrail and then continued backwards onto I-75, where it hit the concrete barrier.
Then a 2011 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Judith Halvary, 65, of Plymouth, Mich., struck Burks’ truck on the right side, pushing the truck into the right lane of I-75. She couldn’t avoid the collision, troopers reported.
His truck was then struck by a 2005 Kenworth semi-tractor-trailer, driven by Paraminder Purewal, 42, of Mississauga, Ontario.
Halvary’s car spun around in traffic and was then hit head-on by a 2009 Ford Fusion, driven by Joshua Line, 19, of Elida, the post reported.
Halvary, Line and Purewal were all not injured. Nancy Lapine, 80, of Livonia, Mich., a passenger in Halvary’s car, and Nicole Fawcett, 22, of Lima, a passenger in Line’s car, were both uninjured as well.
Burks and his daughter, Demruse Burks, 23, of Columbus, were transported to Blachard Valley Health Sytem by Findlay EMS for minor injuries.
The Ford-F150 was towed from the scene by Lowery’s Towing. Ed’s Towing assisted with the commercial vehicle and towed the Ford Fusion from the scene and Mac and Bob’s Towing towed the Chrysler from the scene.
The post was assisted at the scene by Findlay Fire Department, Findlay Police Department, Hancock County EMS and MedCorp EMS.