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VIDEO: New dashcam footage shows fatal December 2022 46-vehicle Ohio Turnpike crash

On Wednesday, the Erie County Prosecutor's Office said they reviewed the crash report and decided against filing any charges.

SANDUSKY COUNTY, Ohio — Dashcam video made available Wednesday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows the fatal 46-vehicle crash on the Ohio Turnpike that claimed four lives on Dec. 23, 2022. 

Also Wednesday, the OSHP said the Erie County Prosecutor's Office reviewed all footage and declined to file any charges.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, turnpike personnel and first responders from several agencies responded to a multi-vehicle crash on the Ohio Turnpike on Dec. 23, 2022  that left four dead and many injured.

The crash happened eastbound between State Route 53 and State Route 4 in Sandusky County and eventually stretched into Erie County.

Forty-six vehicles were involved in the crash, according to OSHP Sgt. Ryan Purpura. At least three of the four victims were in different vehicles.

Francisco Gutierrez-Martinez, 30, of Cleveland; Bernard M. Bloniarz, 59, of Napoleon; Emma L. Smith, 19, of Webberville, Mich.; and Julie E. Roth, 37, of Toledo, were killed in the crash.


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