NORTH BALTIMORE — Two people suffered minor injuries when a motorist drove the wrong way on Interstate 75 and collided with a tractor-trailer Thursday night, the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol reported.
According to the patrol, Marie Woodruff, 80, of North Baltimore, entered the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 from the Ohio 18 exit ramp at 6:26 p.m. Woodruff drove her 2016 Jeep Patriot south in the northbound lanes for a short distance before colliding head-on with a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Eric Wilson, 42, of Wixom, Michigan, the patrol reported. Wilson swerved in an effort to avoid hitting the Jeep but was unsuccessful, according to the patrol.
Following impact, the truck ran off the left side of the road, striking a concrete median wall. Woodruff’s vehicle spun around and came to rest in the middle lane, the patrol said.
Two other northbound vehicles, a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Sarina Sangel, 20, of Maumee, and a 2014 Chevrolet Impala driven by Kurtis Lucht, 22, of Deerfield, Michigan, swerved to avoid the accident but collided with each other, the patrol reported.
Woodruff and Wilson suffered minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals, according to the patrol. The other two drivers were not injured.
Woodruff was cited for driving the wrong direction on the interstate, the patrol reported.
Assisting at the accident scene were the North Baltimore Police Department, North Baltimore Fire and EMS, Bloomdale EMS, Wright’s Towing and Ed’s Towing.