2 hospitalized after ambulance crash on I-80

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JACKSON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Two people taken to the hospital after an Akron Children’s Hospital Ambulance crashes on I-80 West in Jackson Township.

It happened around 3:30 this morning near the Meander Reservoir.

Troopers on scene say no patients were on board at the time of the crash.

One lane of I-80 West was closed between the Meander Reservoir and the Turnpike Entrance, but all lanes have since reopened.

Two people were taken to St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident was cleared by 6 a.m.

Officials at Akron Children’s Hospital issued a statement on the crash, saying they are gathering details on the incident.

“ We are aware of the accident on I-80 early this morning involving a Mahoning Valley-based Akron Children’s Hospital ambulance team, and we’re in the process of gathering all the details. No patients were on board. Two hospital employees were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and have been discharged.  We do not anticipate any disruption of our transport services.“

-Beth Carr, vice president of patient services and associate chief nursing officer

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