ERIE COUNTY -- The Ohio Turnpike reopened just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday after a morning crash westbound two miles west of U.S. 250 in Erie County closed it down.
Milan and Groton Township firefighters, as well as Ohio State Highway Patrol, Erie County E.M.A. and the Erie County Sheriff's office, were on the scene.
The Highway Patrol continues to investigate a multi-vehicle crash with injuries that involved 5 vehicles in Oxford Township.
One driver Sergii Prysiazhniuk, 25, of Parma, was taken by ambulance to Firelands Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was driving a red 2006 Volvo semi-truck hauling a standard box trailer.
Another driver, Michael Rudie, 57, of Waldo, WI. was uninjured in the crash and he was driving a white 2008 Kenworth semi-truck hauling a standard box trailer.
Charles Garrison, 49, of Shipshewana, IN. was uninjured in the crash and he was driving a white 2006 Sterling semi-truck hauling a flatbed trailer.
Juan Olivera, 40, of East Chicago, IN. was uninjured in the crash and his passenger, Arthur Olivera, 46, of Schereville, IN. was also uninjured in the crash. They were in a white 2011 Dodge Dakota pick-up.
Eric Young Sr., 65, of Canton, was uninjured in the crash and he was driving a white 2013 Peterbilt semi, hauling a tanker trailer with hazardous materials. No hazardous material was released from this trailer.
The chain-reaction crash happened when traffic slowed.
All the vehicles involved became disabled, blocking all 3 lanes of the highway. As a result of this crash, several other crashes occurred due to having to stop abruptly to avoid the crash. Small amounts of diesel fuel and other vehicle fluids were leaked onto the roadway but no large amounts of hazardous materials were released.
Prysiazhniuk was found to be the at fault party for the crash and was cited by troopers for assured clear distance.
Troopers say it is believed that all parties were wearing their safety belts at the time of the collision and alcohol is not a factor in the crash.