BELLEVUE, Ohio - A woman stopped at a traffic signal is dead after a crash that happened on US 20 just before midnight Tuesday.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the fiery three-vehicle crash took place near North Sandusky Street at about 11:11 p.m. in Bellevue.
A 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis going westbound hit a 2002 Chevy Blazer stopped for a traffic signal in the rear and both cars caught fire as a result of the crash. The Mercury continued through the intersection and hit a 2008 Buick Lacrosse stopped in the turn lane eastbound. Bellevue police said an officer initially noticed the Mercury traveling at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the Blazer, 36-year-old Tracy Albright, was killed in the crash.
Four people in the Grand Marquis, 24-year-old Morgan Jevec, of Massillon, as well as Canton residents 31-year-old Steven Gresser, 48-year-old Christopher Watters and 32-year-old Ricky Treherne Jr., were flown to Toledo hospitals. None of them were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and all suffered serious injuries, highway patrol said.
It is unknown at this time if Albright was wearing a seatbelt.
A sixth person involved in the crash, the driver of the Buick, was treated and released at the scene.
As a result of the crash, US 20 was closed for about three hours. It has since re-opened.
Alcohol and drug use is unknown at this time and the crash remains under investigation.