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Elyria crash involving a semi-truck kills 2, sends 2 to the hospital

The accident happened Thursday around 11:30 p.m.

ELYRIA, Ohio — The Elyria Police Department says two people were killed in an accident involving a semi-truck on State Route 57 Thursday afternoon. 

According to police, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. near North Abbe Road when 57-year-old Kenneth Burdick lost control of his semi-truck and crossed over in the southbound lanes of SR 57, striking a Dodge Caravan. 

Officials with the Elyria Police Department confirmed that two people, the driver and passenger of the Dodge Caravan, were deceased upon the arrival of medical personnel. 

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Police also tell 3News that the semi-truck's trailer hit a Cadillac SRX and a Volkswagen Atlas, and that both drivers were transported to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for their injuries. 

The names of those killed in the Thursday morning crash are not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin. 

Police are currently investigating this crash and are asking anyone with information to reach out to Sgt. Palmer with (440) 323-3302 or palmer@cityofelyria.com

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates as they come in.

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