The truck driver who police say was responsible for a ten vehicle crash that killed a teenager on the Ohio Turnpike yesterday has been formally charged.
Forty year old Chavan Roosevelt Carter of Georgia was charged with vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter. Additionally, he was charged for ignoring a traffic control device because he was in the left lane of the construction zone when he should have been in the far right lane.
The person who died in the crash has been identified as 14 year old Madison Creagan of New York.
Drug and alcohol test results are still pending.
— NBC 24 (@nbc24wnwo) August 15, 2016
A young girl was killed and seven others were injured in a 10 vehicle pile up on the Ohio Turnpike yesterday afternoon.
Ohio Turnpike Crash Occurred In Construction Zone
The crash happened at about 2:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike south of Sandusky.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a semi failed to stop for slowed traffic in a construction zone and crashed into nine passenger vehicles.
— Amy Blaszyk (@amyblaszyk) August 14, 2016
A child was pronounced dead at the scene and seven other people were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
Crash Caused Hours-Long Traffic Delays
The crash caused severe traffic backups as all eastbound lanes and all but one westbound lane were closed until 5 p.m.
— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) August 14, 2016
The identity of the truck driver was not released, but he may face charges pending the results of the continuing investigation. The Ohio State Highway Patrol did state that the truck driver failed to maintain adequate following distance.
— megan (@_megan__11) August 14, 2016