At least 46 cars were involved in the massive pileup Ohio Turnpike Friday afternoon, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) confirmed. Troopers on the scene said three people were killed and several others injured in the Sandusky County crash.
Various organizations from different districts are carrying out rescue operations. Victims are transferred by bus to a local facility to stay warm.
OSHP confirmed Weather was a factor in an accident. Officials have advised to avoid travel. Blowing snow can significantly reduce visibility.
Sergeant OSHP’s Ryan Purpura advised drivers who must travel to “take some precautions: slow down, be patient, increase your following distance and always buckle up.”
In a statement, Governor of Ohio Mike Devine offered his condolences to the families who lost a loved one during the inclement weather.
At least four Ohioans have lost their lives in weather-related vehicle crashes since the storm began, the report read.
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