NORTH BALTIMORE — A pregnant woman was seriously injured and her unborn child died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 75, north of North Baltimore, Wednesday afternoon, the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol reported.
Four other motorists were injured in the crash.
According to the patrol, Lori Cox, whose age and address were not available, was taken by Life Flight medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, with serious injuries following the accident. Her unborn child was pronounced dead at the hospital, the patrol reported.
Cox was a passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Eric R. Ramirez, 22, of Findlay.
According to the patrol, Ramirez was driving north on I-75, about two miles north of North Baltimore, at about 3 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the left side of the road. He overcorrected, the patrol reported, and his vehicle re-entered the highway and went into the path of a 2013 Toyota Prius driven by Maria K. Simon, 54, of Bowling Green. Simon’s car struck the Ramirez car and also a 2017 Volvo tractor-trailer rig driven by E. Lawrence Reevers, 61, of Birmingham, Alabama. The Prius overturned and landed on its top.
The patrol said Cox had to be extricated from the Chevrolet. Ramirez suffered minor injuries and was taken to Wood County Hospital by ambulance.
Simon was taken by ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
A passenger in her car, Mary C. Roemer, 78, of South Bend, Indiana, suffered serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent, the patrol reported. A second passenger in the Simon car, Marc V. Simon, 54, of Bowling Green, was taken by ambulance to Blanchard Valley.
The accident remains under investigation, according to the patrol. Impairment by alcohol or drugs is not believed to be a factor, the patrol reported.
Assisting at the scene were North Baltimore Fire and EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation, BG Towing and Wright’s Towing.
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