** This article has been updated to reflect that the vehicle’s occupant was not ejected, as initially reported by officials.
LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — Authorities have identified the man killed Friday afternoon in a single-car crash along Interstate 90 West between state Route 254 and state Route 57.
It happened at about 3 p.m. Friday along the bridge over Black River, near mile post 147. Elyria fire crews were dispatched on a report of a single-car crash in which an occupant was trapped, said Elyria Fire Department Chief Joe Pronesti.
City police officers arrived on-scene to find 33-year-old Zackery C. Cassidy inside the vehicle, a 2007 Ford Mustang. He was the only occupant.
“Elyria police officers and witnesses to the crash attempted life-saving measures by administering CPR to Mr. Cassidy until the arrival of the Elyria Fire Department,” reads a Friday evening news release from city police. “Mr. Cassidy was later pronounced deceased on-scene by the Lorain County Coroner’s Office.”
Cassidy’s vehicle reportedly struck the middle concrete barrier and sustained heavy front-end damage. Details on what caused the crash were not released.
I-90 West was temporarily closed just before 4 p.m., and traffic was diverted, with help from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sheffield Village police and the Ohio Department of Transportation. The roadway reopened just before 5 p.m., according to the release.
The Elyria Police Department is investigating the crash. Anyone with information is urged to contact Capt. Phillip Hammonds at 440-326-1362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.