Jose Ramon Leal Jr., 21, dead after four-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County, OH

Modified Date: 
Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:21pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Turnpike crash kills man in Erie County

Traffic had to be rerouted while crews cleaned up the accident scene.

One fatality after Ohio Turnpike crash in Erie County

There was another fatal accident near the same area during a winter storm on Feb. 14.

Deadly crash causes backup on OH Turnpike

While the exact chain of events has not yet been determined, the Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic crash reconstruction team is working the case.
Leal was driving eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike at about 2:30pm when he somehow lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road into a guardrail, and ricocheted back into traffic where he collided with two more vehicles and a semi-truck. The wreck left Leal, who was not wearing a seat belt, dead at the scene. Investigation continues to find out more details on the crash; we will udpate this story as information is released.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jose Ramon Leal Jr.
Roadway: 
Ohio Turnpike

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