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PD: Driver in I-480 crash was going wrong way

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 05:08:58-05

One of the drivers in a fatal crash on Interstate 480 in Brooklyn Sunday was driving the wrong way before the two cars collided, police said. 

According to police, authorities responded to the scene at around 4:38 a.m. regarding a crash that occurred in the westbound lanes between Ridge and Tiedemen roads. 

Preliminary investigation reveals a 48-year-old man was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes when he collided with a car driven by a 20-year-old woman. 

The woman died due to injuries sustained in the crash.

The man was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.

All westbound lanes of I-480 were closed between Ridge and Tiedeman roads due to the incident for around four hours. The lanes have been reopened. 

Police said the crash - and what may have caused it - are still under investigation. 

On Tuesday, two people died in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 71 at West 140th Street in Cleveland.