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Several hurt in chain-reaction crash on I-75

December 19. 2013 5:43PM

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LIMA — Several people suffered minor injuries and traffic was stalled on Interstate 75 when a semi tractor-trailer truck a barrier, starting a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident Wednesday afternoon, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of I-75 near milepost 129, between the Bluelick Road and state Route 81 exits on I-75.

Bonnie J. Manley, 66, of Findlay, was driving a 2004 International Conventional tractor trailer in the right lane of southbound I-75 near the Stewart Road bridge when she entered a construction zone. She failed to remain in the lane and struck the concrete protective wall on the right side of the roadway head-on.

Kenneth Westbrook, 64, of Ajax, Ontario, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, in the left southbound lane. Jocelyn Modelski, 20, of Brighton, Mich., was driving a 2002 Ford Econoline van, also southbound in the left lane. Both vehicles tried to avoid flying debris and in doing so, Modelski drove her van into the rear of Westbrook’s car.

Bath Fire and EMS transported Manley and her passenger, Roy T. Manley, 74, of Findlay, to Lima Memorial Health System with minor injuries.

Westbrook; his passenger, Judith Westbrook, 64; Modelski; and a passenger in her vehicle, Emma Tonge, 21, of Brighton, Mich., were all treated at the scene for minor injuries by Bath Fire and EMS.

The Ohio Department Of Transportation and Beaver Excavating assisted at the scene. Bonnie Manley was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

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