The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the names of the victims of the head on crash on Ohio’s Turnpike, which claimed the lives of three people. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon near mile marker 18 in Brady Township when Andrew Knapik, 64, lost control of the vehicle he was driving, crossed the median, and hit another vehicle head on.
The two passengers in Knapik’s vehicle were Barbara Knapik, 64, and Carol Knapik, 68. Tragically they were pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are trying to determine if the weather had a part in the cause of the crash. Weather often times plays a major role in car accidents. Ice, snow, heavy rain, fog, and high winds are just a few weather conditions that increase the chance of a car accident. Different weather conditions can alter and effect area roadways in varying and unexpected ways. If the weather is dangerous, be sure to slow down, turn your hazard lights on as to alert other motorists of your presence, and be extra diligent to prevent a wreck and keep you and your passengers safe from harm.
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