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Woman killed in fatal crash involving suspected wrong-way driver in Willoughby Hills identified

Posted at 8:08 AM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-12 22:00:40-04

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Willoughby Hills police are investigating after a suspected wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on the I-271 northbound bridge to Interstate 90 early Sunday morning.

According to Chief Christopher Collins, a wrong way driver in a gray Nissan Altima Sedan crashed into a white Mazda CX-5 SUV at approximately 3:14 a.m.

Collins said officers from multiple departments were trying to locate the driver of the Sedan when the crash happened.

The driver of the Sedan, a 23-year-old man, was transported to Hillcrest Hospital.

Collins said a 56-year-old woman, 39-year-old woman, 32-year-old woman, 9-year-old and 11-year-old from Euclid were inside the Mazda.

The 32-year-old woman, later identified as Skye Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene. A family member told News 5 that Brown lived with Down syndrome.

All of the other passengers were transported to Hillcrest Hospital.

The driver of the Mazda suffered a broken leg and ribs and the 39-year-old passenger suffered a fractured nose, broken fingers and a broken wrist. Both of the women are in ICU after undergoing surgery, and are scheduled for additional surgeries on Monday morning, according to the family.

Several area police and fire officials were on scene assisting.

The highway was closed for several hours while crews were on scene.

The investigation is ongoing.