Fatal Crash Involving Fire Apparatus Closes Ohio Turnpike

A massive crash on the Ohio Turnpike left one woman dead and several firefighters injured.

According to an OSHP press release, the Canfield Fire Department and an Ohio Turnpike employee responded to an unrelated crash on the Turnpike.

A Nissan SUV, driven by Karen Zorn, 27, of Maryland, was stopped behind the fire truck when it was rear-ended by a 2012 Dodge pickup truck driven by a man from Indiana. The force of that rear-end collision killed Zorn and caused her car to catch fire.

The force of the pickup truck’s collision with Zorn’s car forced the fire truck to side-swipe the Ohio Turnpike truck, injuring the driver.

The pickup was also towing a car hauler, which overturned into the left-hand lane, striking two passenger vehicles as they were passing the scene.

The man from Indiana who drove the truck was flown to St. Elizabeth’s with non-incapacitating injuries.

Several firefighters were injured and one was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Other victims were taken by ambulance.

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