CASTALIA, Ohio (AP) — A young girl is dead and at least seven people have been injured following a crash that investigators say involved 10 vehicles on the Ohio Turnpike.
The crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. Sunday on the turnpike south of Sandusky in Groton Township. Police say a tractor-trailer failed to stop as traffic slowed in a construction zone and struck nine vehicles.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities didn’t immediately release the girl’s name or age. It’s unclear what the conditions of the seven injured motorists are.
The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway for hours.
Authorities haven’t released the name of the truck driver. Investigators say possible charges will be reviewed by the Erie County Prosecutor’s Office.