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No charges to be filed in fatal March turnpike accident

MILAN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says no charges will be filed in a massive March pile-up on the Ohio Turnpike that left three people dead.

The patrol says a Sandusky County grand jury declined to return an indictment in the case on Tuesday.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, the more than 50 vehicles jammed into an underpass just east of Fremont. The turnpike was shut down for days as crews cleaned up and investigated the accident.

The crash killed Hannah Matheny, 20, of Parma, OH, Grzegorz Piwowarczyk, 42, of Palatine, IL and Janice Robb, 66, of Schererville, IN. Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Clouser, 29, was pinned between two vehicles in the crash. Clouser was seriously hurt but survived.

Lt. Gockstetter from the Ohio State Highway Patrol is the post commander of the Milan post which handled the investigation.  He says he was surprised that no charges will be filed, but said the patrol did its due diligence in the investigation.  Gockstetter also says trooper Clouser is currently back home in Sandusky.  Clouser will begin a new part of rehab soon once doctors say he can begin putting weight on his injured leg.  Clouser does plan to return to work when he recovers.

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