September 22, 2014

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UPDATED: Vehicle loses tire, causes crash on Interstate 90

Emergency personnel assist an injured person Wednesday after a wreck that involved three vehicles on Interstate 90 near the Ohio Turnpike. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Emergency personnel assist an injured person Wednesday after a wreck that involved three vehicles on Interstate 90 near the Ohio Turnpike. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP. — A head-on crash was narrowly averted on Interstate 90 about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday.

An eastbound Jeep driven by Tiffany Lewis, of Sandusky, lost a tire and crossed the median into the westbound lanes near the Ohio Turnpike split, said Sgt. Tim Hoffman, Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post assistant commander. The Jeep bumped a westbound Kia driven by Doreen Ganley.

Ganley, 67, of the 2600 block of Village Court in Vermilion, crashed into a ditch. Ganley wasn’t seriously injured.

The Jeep rolled over onto its hood. Lewis, 24, suffered a facial injury and was hospitalized at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, Hoffman said. Two young children in the Jeep were not seriously injured.

The tire struck a westbound Dodge pickup driven by Kevin McGreevy. The 33-year-old McGreevy, of Medina, was unhurt.

Westbound traffic was bumper to bumper for about an hour after the crash. Traffic resumed flowing normally about 6 p.m.

Contact Evan Goodenow at 329-7129 or egoodenow@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter at @egoodenowct.