CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — One person was killed in a crash on an icy street with a “Do Not Salt” sign posted.
The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at Fulton Rd. and Vega Ave. in Cleveland.
Police said the vehicle hit the bridge abutment. The road was icy at the time of the crash.
A second person in the vehicle was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition.
Fulton Road was recently replaced with new concrete. There is a sign that reads “Do Not Salt This Street This Winter” posted on the road.
The road was closed for several hours following the crash for accident investigators to reconstruct the crash.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman killed as Denine Pierce, 53, of Cleveland. Investigators said she was driving the car when it lost control on the icy road and crashed into the bridge. Police said a passenger broke several ribs.
Neighbors said Fulton Road had not been previously salted this winter, however, crews salted the road following the crash.
FOX 8 asked a spokesperson for the City of Cleveland about whether the road will be salted, and what else – if anything – will be done to keep drivers safe during winter weather. We have not yet received a response.