HUDSON — A 25-year-old Strongsville woman driving the wrong way on the Ohio Turnpike ran into a semi-tractor truck head-on, but survived with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The woman had just entered Summit County driving west in the Turnpike’s eastbound lanes a little before 5 a.m. Wednesday when she struck a semi-tractor truck head-on, according to state troopers.
No injuries were reported to the truck’s driver, a 55-year-old Illinois woman.
OSHP said the Strongsville woman had to be extracted from her 2010 Kia Forte. She was taken to Akron City Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, said the OSHP. The accident is still under investigation. The woman has not been cited as of Wednesday morning, as she has been under medical care and could not be interviewed.
The eastbound lanes were closed for about two hours and traffic had been diverted off of the highway at Route 8. At one point, eastbound traffic had backed up a little more than three miles to the Route 8 exit.
According to the Ohio Turnpike Commission, the eastbound side of the Turnpike was completely reopened as of 8:45 a.m.
Ohio Turnpike maintenance, Interstate Towing, and the Valley Fire District all assisted at the scene.