CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Six vehicles, including an Ohio Department of Transportation plow truck, were involved in an accident on I-77 South on Friday.
According to the Cuyahoga Heights Police Department, units were dispatched to I-77 southbound between Grant Ave. and State Route 21 to a report of a multi-unit motor vehicle accident, one of which was an ODOT plow truck. Upon arriving, officers found the ODOT plow truck straddling atop the concrete center wall.
Due to the position of the plow truck, the inside lanes of both North and South bound I-77 were closed.
An initial investigation determined that the ODOT truck lost control as the driver was attempting to avoid other vehicles that had previously crashed ahead of it. It is believed that the truck avoided a direct collision with other vehicles which may have prevented a more serious accident with injuries, thanks to the ODOT driver's actions.
Altogether, six vehicles were involved in the crash, with no injuries reported. Responding police, fire, and ODOT crews were able to remove the truck from the median wall and to re-open the interstate after approximately three hours.
It is believed that poor road conditions due to the area’s inclement weather served as the primary cause of the crash. An investigation remains ongoing.
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