Woman killed in Turnpike bus accident identified, nine hurt

1:11 PM, Apr 22, 2012   |    comments
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AMHERST TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Lorain County Coroner has identified the woman who died in the multi-vehicle crash that occured on the Ohio Turnpike Friday night.

The woman has been identified at Cynthia Dent, 40, of Detroit. The coroner says that Dent died of "head and trunk injuries." Dent was the driver of one of the cars that was involved in the accident. She was the only person in the car.

Authorities said Robert E. Wilburn II, of Toledo, was critically injured while drivign a charter bus owned by Lakefront Lines Inc.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that the crash happened just after 11 p.m. on Friday.

OSHP says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were shut down for a few hours following the accident. The area was re-opened for traffic just after 2 a.m.

There were as many as 40 people on the bus at the time of the accident. There has been no confirmation on the number of passengers in the involved cars.

LifeCare Ambulance Inc. says they took a total of 10 people to area hospitals. Wilburn is in critical condition, two in serious condition, and 7 others have minor injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash and working to collect statements.


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