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Ohio Turnpike eastbound lanes closed near Middleburg Heights due to police activity

Posted: 10:35 AM, Aug 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-15 11:13:38-04
Ohio Turnpike closed

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — The left lane going eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike near Middleburg Heights is closed due to a disabled vehicle.

The Ohio Turnpike tweeted the alert Thursday morning, will all lanes being previously closed due to "police activity."

Troopers initiated a pursuit as a result of a traffic violation around 9:11 a.m.

Troopers pursued a red Audi starting near mile marker 127 that then crashed at mile marker 162.3, troopers said.

Lifeflight was called to the scene, but details on any sustained injuries have not been released at this time.

All travelers were being forced to exit the turnpike at the Park-N-Ride Exit 161/Strongsville.

The right and center lanes have since been reopened.