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Patio furniture on I-76 causes semi to flip, 2 cars to crash

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Posted at 8:30 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 20:30:11-04

AKRON, Ohio — Patio furniture on Interstate 76 near Innovation Way caused a tractor-trailer to flip, according to Lt. Rick Edwards with the Akron Police Department.

The patio table was in the eastbound lanes. The semi swerved to miss the table, hit the median and flipped over, police said.

The driver of the semi was briefly trapped in the cab of the truck, but first responders were able to get him out safely, according to authorities.

Lt. Edwards reported the driver of the semi had facial injuries but appears to be okay.

Two other cars were involved in the crash. The drivers of those vehicles had minor injuries, police said.

The Ohio Department of Transportation closed sate Route 8 at I-76 while crews worked to clear the crash.