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Two people badly hurt after Ohio Turnpike crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the two people were hurt after their car was rear-ended by a semi.
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Two people were badly hurt after an accident on the Ohio Turnpike on Sunday evening. 

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. near Toledo Express Airport just east of State Route 2 in Monclova Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 31-year-old Craig Nelson on New Mexico was driving a semi eastbound on I-80 when he rear-ended a Saturn Vue.

The driver of the Vue, 74-year-old Donna Otto of Willoughby, Ohio, and passenger 76-year-old David Otto, also of Willoughby, both suffered incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash.

Donna was taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital by air ambulance, while David was taken by Springfield Township EMS to St. V's.

Nelson was not injured in the crash.

Police say neither of the Ottos were wearing their seat belts.

Highway Patrol is still investigating how the semi came to collide with the vehicle. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

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