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Dover man seriously injured in crash on I-77

| September 7, 2023

DOVER TWP (WJER) (Sept. 7, 2023) – The New Philadelphia Highway Patrol Post is investigating a Thursday afternoon crash that shut down part of I-77.

Officials there say a southbound Hyundai Elantra traveled off the left side of the road near the Schneider’s Crossing exit around 12:20 pm, went across the median and struck a Nissan Armada head-on before overturning in the northbound lanes. The 30-year-old Dover man driving the Elantra sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Mercy hospital. The other driver – a 41-year-old man from Willowick – was treated at the scene.

Investigators believe weather may have played a role in the crash that happened during a downpour. No alcohol or drug use is suspected, and both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

ODOT closed the northbound lanes between the Dover exit and the crash scene for about an hour and a half.

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