One dead in fiery truck crash closes 90 westbound in Ashtabula County

ASHTABULA COUNTY – One person is dead after a fiery, three-vehicle crash in Ashtabula County Sunday afternoon.

The Ashtabula Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol tells Fox 8 that I90 westbound near mile marker 228 remains closed late Sunday evening after the 2 p.m. accident.

According to the Post, a tractor trainer driven by Vasil Pilopenko, 22, of Webster, New York was traveling east on I90. The front tire of the truck blew out, sending it across the median into oncoming traffic.

The truck hit a car driven by Mary Tucker, 53, of Rock Creek. Her front seat passenger, Lorrena Fish, 74, of Rock Creek died at the scene. Tucker and a 4-year-old passenger were injured and taken to hospitals.

A third car was hit by debris from the initial crash. No oneĀ  in that car was injured.

Travellers on the road reporedt that traffic was backed up for miles and although the eastbound lanes are open, they were extremely slow.

Everyone involved in the accident was wearing seat belts and alcohol is not suspected to be a factor.