FREEMONT - All three westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike were shut down just west of Fremont after a car being chased by the Ohio State Highway Patrol crashed into a van that burst into flames tonight.
WTOL-TV reports that the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the occupants in the van were killed, but the number of victims was unknown. The 24-year-old man driving the speeding vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police say the speeding vehicle hit at least three other vehicles over 17 miles around 7:15 p.m.
All three westbound lanes of the highway near mile marker 89 are shutdown.
Authorities recommend that motorists exit at Exit 110 and take Route 4 north to State Route 2 or south to U.S. 20 to continue west.