One man killed in chain-reaction crash on I-75

Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a five-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 75, two miles north of Bowling Green. On Friday, at approximately 10:58 p.m., five vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash that closed down all lanes of north and southbound I-75 for a period in the night. All the vehicles were traveling south on I-75.

A Chevy Malibu operated by Jason R. Morris, 43, of Morrow, Ohio, ran off the left side of the roadway, where his vehicle struck the median cable barrier. His vehicle came to rest on the shoulder. Morris got out of his vehicle to check the damage. While he was outside his vehicle, Morris was struck by another vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A passenger in the car Julia T. Morris, 43, also of Morrow, was transported by EMS to the Wood County Hospital with minor injuries. Her son, who age was unknown, was also transported by EMS to the Wood County Hospital with minor injuries.

Also involved in the chain-reaction crash were:

  • A 2002 Chrysler Town & Country was operated by Katelyn Anne Murphy, 25, of Metamora, Michigan. Murphy was treated on scene for minor injuries.
  • A 1992 Toyota Tacoma was operated by Joshua Lee Esterline, 26, of Adrian, Michigan. Esterline was treated on scene for minor injuries.
  • A 2003 Buick LeSabre was operated by Mykia Davis, 23, of Muncie, Indiana. She was transported to Mercy Hospital in Perrysburg with non-life threatening injuries.
  • Jasmine Fay Taylor, 20, of Muncie, Indiana, was a passenger in the LeSabre. She was transported by EMS to Mercy Hospital in Perrysburg with non-life threatening injuries.
  • A 2001 Ford Ranger was operated by Richard Paul Adams, 47, of Dola, Ohio. Adams was transported by EMS to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

All individuals involved in this crash were wearing their seat belts. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Bowling Green Police Division, Bowling Green Fire & EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Wright’s Towing, BG Towing and VJ’s Towing.

This crash and its chain of events remain under investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

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