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5 vehicle fatal crash closed Interstate 90

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 16:36:58-04

A five-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Eddy Road on Thursday is being investigated by the Cleveland Metro Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

According to Cleveland Metro OSHP, just before 10 p.m., one vehicle crashed going west on I-90 near milepost 177, west of Eddy Road. The vehicle was disabled in the left lane. Interstate 90 near milepost 177, west of Eddy Road and was disabled in the left lane. The driver of a 2003 Ford F-150 stopped to help and check on the occupants of the crashed vehicle.

As the driver exited the F-150, officials said, a tan 2003 Ford Taurus struck the rear of the F-150. A blue 2011 Chevrolet Cruze struck the rear of the Ford Taurus, which caused the Taurus to burst into flames. A white 2013 Kia Soul immediately struck the Cruze, forcing the Cruze into the middle and right lanes of I-90 where a white 2007 International semi struck the Cruze.

Authorities said six people were taken from the scene to area hospitals.

The driver of the Ford Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene by Cleveland EMS and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

The westbound lanes of I-90 were closed between Eddy Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for approximately four hours.

The crash remains under investigation and names have yet to be released.