A woman was killed and several others were hurt early Sunday when two vehicles crashed on a highway interchange.
The crash happened about 3:15 a.m. on the highway interchange bridge where Interstate 271 north merges onto Interstate 90 west, Willoughby Hills police said in a news release. Officials believe a 2013 dark gray Nissan Altima was driving the wrong way and crashed into a 2016 white Mazda CX-5 SUV.
Willoughby Hills police, among other local police agencies, had received several calls regarding a car driving the wrong way on the highway, police told cleveland.com Sunday morning. The crash happened while authorities were trying to locate the car.
The driver of the Altima, a 23-year-old Cleveland man, was taken to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital for treatment, a news release states.
The SUV was carrying three women and two children, all from Euclid, police say. A 32-year-old passenger of the SUV was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The other women – ages 56 and 39 – and the children, ages 9 and 11, were also taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment. Officials did not say how seriously the four SUV occupants were injured.
The crash closed that stretch of the highway for several hours Sunday morning.
No additional information, including whether the 23-year-old car driver will be charged in connection with the crash, was immediately released. This post will be update if more details on the incident are provided Sunday.