Driver Involved in I-77 Wrong-Way Crash Dies

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CLEVELAND – The driver of a wrong-way vehicle that crashed on I-77 last month has died at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Jerome Cook, 31, died Thursday.

The Cleveland Division of Police said Cook collided with another car while going the wrong-way on I-77 on the morning of April 30.

The driver of the other vehicle, Jack Dixon, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Cook entered the freeway headed the wrong way, going northbound in the southbound lanes.

The crash also caused a second accident with a third vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was treated for minor injuries.

All lanes of I-77 southbound were closed at I-490 for nearly five hours after the accident.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.