Three-vehicle crash on Interstate 71 takes life of Cleveland woman

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MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio- One woman was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer Thursday morning.

It happened on Interstate 71 northbound near the Pearl Road exit just after 10 a.m.

Middleburg Heights police said the tractor-trailer hit Sandra Maddamma’s Nissan Cube, pushing her car into another vehicle. The semi-truck went into the median and through a guardrail before coming to a rest.

Maddamma, 50, of Cleveland, was taken to Southwest General Hospital, where she later died. The other two drivers were not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. This is the eighth traffic fatality in Cuyahoga County this year, Middleburg Heights police said.

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