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2 killed in crash on I-480 in Cuyahoga County Friday night

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Mar 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-06 17:39:20-05

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Two people died as a result of a two-car crash that happened on I-480 near Interstate 77 late Friday evening.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 11:45 p.m.

Troopers responded for a report of two cars damaged in a crash.

Authorities say that a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze was heading east on I-480 when it was rear-ended by a 2011 Ford Escape. The impact caused the Cruze to leave the left side of the road and hit a guardrail.

The Escape went off the right side of the road, up an embankment, and struck a guardrail and then a concrete bridge wall.

The driver of the Cruze sustained minor injuries, troopers said.

The Escape's driver, and a juvenile passenger, died from the crash, authorities said. They have not released their names.

Four other occupants in the Escape, two adults and two juveniles, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their injuries were serious, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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