Girl taken to hospital after I-75 crash

FINDLAY — A 12-year-old is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash early Saturday morning near Findlay.

According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 6:02 a.m. a 2013 Dodge Ram tow truck from D & D Towing was stopped in the left lane of Interstate 75 near mile post 148 near Findlay. The tow truck had its flashing lights on as it was preparing to tow a vehicle off the road. A 2024 Honda CRV driven by John Scaccia, 69, of Dayton was traveling northbound on I-75 in the left lane when he struck the rear of the tow truck. The Honda CRV then caught fire after coming to rest.

Scaccia and a passenger, Jessica Scaccia, 12, of Dayton, were both removed from the vehicle and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Dayton. Jessica Scaccia was then transported to Lucas County Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both occupants of the Honda were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. No one was in the tow truck at the time of the crash.

The crash reduced northbound I-75 traffic to one lane in the area for several hours.

According to the OSHP, impairment is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.