Semi goes off turnpike and into backyard of home in Elyria

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ELYRIA, Ohio (WJW) -- A semi truck went off the Ohio Turnpike Wednesday before noon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the truck ended up in the backyard of a home near the State Route 57 exit in Elyria.

A man inside the home was unharmed and the truck driver suffered only bumps and bruises.

The truck was carrying several containers filled with an industrial oil which ruptured and spilled into a drainage ditch alongside the turnpike.

The homeowner says this isn’t the first time a vehicle has crashed onto their street.

The right lane of the Ohio Turnpike was closed on the westbound side.

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