CASTALIA, OH (AP/WCMH) – The driver of a truck who allegedly caused an Ohio Turnpike crash that killed little girl and left 10 others in the hospital has been charged.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Chavan Roosevelt Carter, 40, has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, failure to allow assured clear distance ahead and a left lane violation.
The crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. Sunday on the turnpike south of Sandusky in Groton Township. Police say a tractor-trailer failed to stop as traffic slowed in a construction zone and struck nine vehicles.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities didn’t immediately release the girl’s name or age. It’s unclear what the conditions of the seven injured motorists are.
The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway for hours.