Semi loses two tires and rims causing a car fire

SYLVANIA TOWNSHIP, OH (Press Release) - The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at around 3:25 p.m. on Interstate 475 southbound just south of Central Avenue.

A semi lost two tires and rims while traveling northbound on Interstate 475.  The tires and rims crossed the median and struck a Dodge Caliber, causing the vehicle to catch fire while it was traveling on southbound Interstate 475.

The driver of the semi was Bruce Crandall of Jerome, MI.  The driver of the Dodge Caliber was Cody Valentine, 18, of Maumee. His passenger was Rebecca Russell of  Dover, OH.

All parties involved were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash and there were no injuries reported.

Assisting on scene were Sylvania Township Fire and EMS, and Sylvania Township Police Department.

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