One killed in I-77 fatal crash near Richfield

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RICHFIELD, OH — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed one person Saturday evening.

According to authorities, the accident happened around 10:20 p.m. on I-77 near milepost 145 in the Village of Richfield.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche was parked in the right berm with vehicle problems. A second vehicle, a Buick Rendezvous, driven by Denise McNerney, 54, of Mayfield Heights, was heading southbound in the berm and struck the back of the Avalanche.

McNerney was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver and passenger of the Avalanche were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has not issued any information on seatbelt usage or if alcohol was involved.