Wed. 1:37 p.m.: Motorist in Wednesday’s fatal pileup identified

AUSTINTOWN – A Youngstown man, Alexander Penn, 22, died at 4:30 a.m. today in St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the result of injuries he suffered in the 50-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 Tuesday.

Lt. Brad Bucey, commander of the Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said Penn was a passenger in a Chevrolet Equinox that was in the second wave of crashes that began at 10:18 a.m. a couple miles west of state Route 46.

Another man, William Bradford, 62, of Springfield, remains in critical condition, Bucey said. Bradford was in a commercial vehicle in the second wave.

A semi tractor trailer was the first vehicle to crash. It landed on its side, blocking all westbound lanes of travel.

About 25 vehicles then crashed behind that commercial vehicle. A second wave of crashes involving about 25 more vehicles occurred behind that, Bucey said.

All of the damaged vehicles were removed from the interstate by about 2 a.m., allowing it to reopen. The patrol is asking anyone involved in the crashes to contact the patrol because information was not obtained from everyone.

The number is 330-533-6866.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s print edition.


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