Thrilling footage captures a car careening down an icy street and crashing into a cluster of other vehicles.
At least four people were killed in a 50-car pileup due to the storm that has been wreaking havoc across the United States.
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Four people, including a pregnant woman and a teenager, were killed in a massive 46-vehicle pileup crash on the snowy Ohio Turnpike on Friday.
WTOL reported that three victims were identified as 59-year-old Bernard M. Bloniarz of Napoleon, OH; 19-year-old Emma L. Smith of Webberville, MI; and 37-year-old Julie E. Roth of Toledo.
Police say they won’t be able to release the identity of the fourth victim until they’ve notified their family of the tragedy.
At least 57 people, including 28 in the Buffalo area, were killed in the miles-long crash near milepost 106 on the Ohio Turnpike during deadly “whiteout conditions” brought on by winter storm Elliott, which battered the US with freezing temperatures and heavy snow.
A 30-year Toledo Fire & Rescue Department veteran told WTOL, “I’ve never seen anything like it.” “It was one of the worst calls I’ve ever taken.”
According to her brother-in-law, Chris Rother, who started a GoFundMe to help the family, neither Roth nor her unborn child survived the crash. Her other two kids are alive but seriously hurt in the crash.
After the accident and being left out in the cold waiting to be rescued, “the children have been moved to multiple hospitals to receive the support they need,” Chris Roth wrote. The total amount donated surpassed $55,000 by Monday night’s 9 p.m.
“It is hard for me to find the words to say that our sweet daughter, Emma Smith, left this world on Friday, December 23,” her father, Matthew G. Smith, wrote on Facebook.
Soon, you’ll be able to read all about her funeral. He ended the letter by saying, “It would mean the world to my family if someone could tell us an Emma story.”
On Friday between 11:45 and 12:30, multiple accidents occurred between State Route 53 and State Route 4 in Sandusky and Erie Counties, according to officials who spoke to WTVG.
Officials reported that a second crash occurred at 12:30 p.m., which triggered the formation of the massive pileup. OSHP Sgt. Ryan Purpura estimated that “approximately 50 vehicles” were involved in the collision.
Officials have not disclosed the exact number of casualties.