JEFFERSON TOWN — One person died and three others were taken to area hospitals after a multi-vehicle crash on Southbound Interstate 71 in Greene County Sunday night.
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Crews were dispatched to the southbound I-71 area of Interstate 72 at approximately 8:45 p.m., according to an OSHP press release.
Preliminary investigation shows that a black 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, a black 2012 Honda Civic and a white 2008 Ford E-350 van were all heading south on I-71 and approaching an active construction Area.
The Chevrolet and Honda were slowing or stopping when the Ford hit the Honda and pushed it into the Chevrolet.
The crash caused all three vehicles to pull into the middle from the left side of the road.
Francisco Antonio Guardado Cornejo, 34, of Memphis, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at the scene in the left-back seat of the Honda.
Honda driver Bertiloio Javier Guillen Rameriz, 27, of Memphis, Tennessee, was transported by MedFlight to Kettering Hospital, and front passenger, Francisco Antonio Landaverde Rameriz, 26, of Memphis, Tennessee, was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. As of September 26, both Francisco and Bertiloio are in critical condition.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Catherine Berringer, 45, of Colliers, West Virginia, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Jamestown with non-life-threatening injuries.
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The driver of the Ford van, 26-year-old Akron native Jayce Sausa, was treated at the scene and released.
I-71 reopened at 1:00 a.m., the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Wilmington Post reported.
Multiple staff were called to the scene, including the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and OSHP.
The identities of those involved will not be released until relatives are notified.
Newsroom 7 will continue to provide updates.
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