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Icy roads lead to multiple accidents Monday morning

(Toledo News Now) -

Slide-offs, rollovers, cars into guard rails...several drivers were involved in accidents during the Monday morning commute, due to slippery roads.

The Anthony Wayne Trail westbound closed near Berkey Southern Road because of an accident involving a semi truck.

The majority of accidents occurred in southern Wood County and Hancock County.

Viewers reported that four or five cars spun out near exit 187 on Interstate 75, and about a mile north of the Bowling Green exit.

Both lanes of I-75 northbound into North Baltimore were closed near exit 167, as crews worked to clear away debris from accidents.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crashes started around 6 a.m. when multiple vehicles began to lose control. The OSHP is currently investigating five separate crashes, which had minor injuries reported. In addition to the five crashes that closed the northbound lanes for approximately three hours, there were several other minor crashes as a result of the traffic being backed up.

A four-vehicle crash occurred when a commercial semi truck attempted to stop for slowed traffic from previous crashes and lost control. The truck started to jack-knife and the driver, Shawn Hunter, 42, of Grand Blanc, MI, rear-ended a Ford F150 driven by Danny Roe, 50, of Ottawa, OH. The semi's trailer then struck the rear end of a Ford Focus driven by Tanya Pecarich, 35, of Macomb, MI. Pecarich's car was then pushed into a Dodge Caliber driven by Michael Ekstrom, 41, of Findlay, OH.

Pecarich and Roe were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hunter was issued a citation for failing to maintain reasonable control of his vehicle.

All of the crashes are still under investigation.

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