Ohio Turnpike reopens all lanes after pileups

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say traffic on the Ohio Turnpike is back to normal following a massive pileup Wednesday that left three people dead about halfway between Toledo and Cleveland.

The State Highway Patrol says the toll road was fully reopened Saturday after a series of crashes involving about 40 vehicles that resulted in two separate pileups.

Bulldozers worked into Friday clearing tractor-trailers and debris left behind on a two-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes southwest of Sandusky.

The victims included a truck driver from Illinois and 20-year-old Hannah Matheny of Parma who was in another car. A second crash involving about 20 vehicles killed 66-year-old Janice Robb from Schererville, Ind.

The patrol said an injured trooper who was pinned between two vehicles during the crashes had surgery Saturday and was recovering.

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