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2 People in Van Killed in 125 mph Ohio Turnpike Crash

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According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, two people died this past Thursday after a vehicle sped down the Ohio Turnpike at more than 125 mph before striking a minivan, resulting in both vehicles bursting into flames. Reportedly, two troopers spotted the speeding car but were unable to catch or keep up with it before the crash occurred. The accident happened Thursday night near Fremont, about 40 miles southeast of Toledo. Other drivers who spotted the vehicle called dispatchers about the speeding, weaving vehicle around 7:00 pm, about 20 minutes before the crash occurred. The 24-year-old driver of the speeding minivan suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation at a Toledo hospital. The man has reportedly spoken with investigators, but further details regarding any contents of that conversation remain unknown. Investigators stated that the fires caused severe damage, making it impossible to tell if any of the people in the vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

While we may become desensitized to the fatal or near-fatal accidents detailed in the news almost daily, it is hard to imagine a more devastating way to lose a loved one. Car accidents occur every day, the causes for which vary greatly. Even if you are the most attentive, safest driver on the road, it cannot be guaranteed you will not be a victim of a car accident. Reckless and negligent drivers injure innocent drivers and bystanders every day. The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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