Updated: Snow contributes to accidents; 2 hurt in I-75 crash

Slick roads and blowing snow contributed to accidents throughout the area Thursday.

A two-car accident on snowy Interstate 75 sent two people to the hospital early Thursday afternoon, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol said.

Samantha Pozzi, 19, of North Ridgeville, was treated at Blanchard Valley Hospital for multiple lacerations and several broken teeth, while a second driver, James Darrach, 45, of Findlay, suffered minor injuries to his neck and upper back, the patrol said.

According to the patrol, Pozzi was driving north on I-75 near Findlay at 12:59 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a median barrier cable. Darrach’s car also went off the roadway and struck Pozzi’s vehicle.

The crash remained under investigation Thursday night.

In another I-75 accident at about the same time, a tractor-trailer jackknifed in the northbound lanes.

The crashes slowed traffic for several hours.

Also blocking traffic Thursday was a two-vehicle accident at Ohio 186 and U.S. 224, reported about 4:03 p.m. The Liberty Township Fire Department responded. No injuries were reported, but the vehicles, a car and a van, were heavily damaged.

At about 4:22 p.m., Arlington Fire Department responded to a reported single-vehicle injury accident in the 700 block of North Main Street in the village. More details will be reported when they become available.



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