Two men, ages 46 and 34-years-old, were killed in a crash on I-71 south at the I-480/237 split Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police.
The crash happened around 12:09 a.m. involving a tractor-trailer and a car.
Around midnight two people were killed in a crash between a car and semi on I-71 south at the I-480/237 split in Cleveland. It appears the car hit the right rear of the semi. Two other people were not injured. pic.twitter.com/itF4vA2Iks— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) January 21, 2021
Police said a 67-year-old was operating a tractor-trailer when the left front tire went flat.
The trailer pulled off onto the left berm and was stopped partially in the left lane of I-71. Orange cones surrounded the disabled trailer.
A Jetta driven by a 46-year-old man was traveling in the southbound lanes of I-71 when it struck the right rear corner of the tractor-trailer that had its hazard lights activated.
A 34-year-old male passenger was ejected from the Jetta and onto the highway. Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
News 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.
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