Elyria man dies in crash with Freightliner in Lorain County

PENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car crash that left one person dead early Tuesday morning.

A Freightliner hauling a tanker trailer was heading east on State Route 18 around 2:42 a.m. when a Jeep Cherokee heading north on Foster Road failed to stop at the stop sign.

Jeffrey Shaw, 22, of Elyria, struck the side of the tanker trailer with his Jeep, causing his vehicle to become lodged underneath the trailer.

Shaw was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the trailer was not injured.

The crash caused SR-18 to be closed in both directions for about two hours, according to troopers.

 

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