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Woman survives crash with semi-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike

Posted at 12:00 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 18:32:33-04

A tractor-trailer and a Kia Forte collided Wednesday morning, closing the left two eastbound lanes on I-80 for nearly two hours.

At 4:55 a.m., Hiram Ohio State Highway Patrol Post responded to a wrong-way crash on the Ohio Turnpike between Route 8 and I-480.

A Strongsville woman driving a 2010 Kia Forte was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when she hit a 2015 Volvo semi-tractor trailer head-on, according to police.

Authorities said the woman had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported with non-life threatening injuries to Summa Akron City Hospital.

It's not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

Troopers say both drivers survived because they were wearing their seatbelts.

Troopers say a toll booth ticket shows the wrong way driver, Ayaan Mohamed from Strongsville, entered the turnpike in Strongsville.

Authorities say at some point she turned around on the turnpike and started driving the wrong way.

Troopers aren't sure how fast Mohamed was traveling, but the speed limit on the Turnpike is 70 MPH.

The driver of the truck, from Illinois, did not have to go to the hospital after the crash.