Troopers: Tractor-trailer hit minivan on I-80, leaving 5 seriously hurt

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The minivan went off the road and flipped several times, throwing all five people from the van

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Five people — three adults and two children — are in serious condition after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 east near Austintown Sunday evening.

The accident happened just after 4 p.m. right before the park ride exit 223, approximately one mile west of State Route 46.

Highway Patrol said a Honda Odyssey minivan and a tractor-trailer were headed east on I-80 when the tractor-trailer moved from the center lane to the right lane, hitting the minivan from behind.

The minivan went off the road and flipped several times. All five people inside were thrown from the van, troopers said.

According to a release, the five people inside of the minivan were taken to Mercy Health St. Elizabeth in Youngstown with serious injuries.

Troopers are in the process of identifying those people.

The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt.

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