– Johnny Brooks : “Deadly Crash on I-77 in Independence Leaves Two Dead”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Deadly Crash on I-77 in Independence Claims Two Lives

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – A tragic accident occurred early Friday morning on I-77 in Independence, resulting in the loss of two lives. The crash, which involved two cars and a semi tractor-trailer, occurred around 12:30 a.m. near the Chestnut Road bridge.

The impact of the collision caused the semi to flip onto its side, leading to a devastating outcome. Two individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, one of whom has been identified as 29-year-old Johnny Brooks from Wadsworth. The identity of the second victim has yet to be determined.

Additionally, one person sustained critical injuries in the crash and was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the semi also suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

As a result of the accident, I-77 was closed at I-480 for several hours to allow authorities to investigate and clear the scene. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the crash, and they are urging any witnesses to come forward with information. Witnesses can contact the patrol at (216) 265-1677 to provide their accounts and assist in the investigation.

Crash investigators will remain on the scene throughout the day, working to gather evidence and determine the cause of the accident. The tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning, emphasizing the importance of safe driving practices and vigilance on the road.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is currently working on identifying the second victim and will release their information once confirmed. The loss of two lives in this accident serves as a somber reminder of the potential consequences of reckless driving and the importance of exercising caution behind the wheel.

Authorities anticipate that the crash scene will be cleared by noon on Friday, allowing traffic to resume its normal flow. In the meantime, the community is urged to be patient and understanding as the investigation continues.

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