I-475 back open after multiple-vehicle crash at Airport Highway

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(Source: Anita Toska) (Source: Anita Toska)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

All lanes of Interstate 475 have reopened after a multiple-vehicle crash in Springfield Township Tuesday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Matthew Simenc, Age 27, of Chico, California was driving a Buick Regal north on I-475 just north of Airport Highway around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday when he swerved left through the median and into the southbound lanes.

The patrol says Simenc's car stuck the mirror of a Ford Taurus being driven by 51-year-old David Duncan of Toledo. Duncan was uninjured.

Simenc's Buick continued north in the southbound lanes, sideswiping a Chevy Cobalt being driven by 47-year-old Deanna Szydlowski of Oregon before coming to a stop against the far guardrail, the patrol said.

Both Szydlowski and Simenc were injured in the accident and taken to nearby hospitals. It is unclear how seriously each was injured at this time.

Simenc was cited with failure to control in the accident.

The southbound lanes of I-475 were closed for a brief time to allow rescue crews access to the scene. All lanes have since reopened.

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