10-year-old girl dies after semi hits SUV on I-90W; interstate now reopened

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MENTOR, Ohio — A 10-year-old girl died and a woman and child are in critical condition after a crash that closed a portion of Interstate 90 in Mentor early Friday.

According to a press release, it happened at 12:26 a.m. on Interstate 90 west between state Route 306 and state Route 615.

A 2008 Chevrolet driven by a 37-year-old female was hit by a tractor-trailer. The impact pushed the Chevrolet down an embankment.

The woman had a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old with her at the time. The 10-year-old died from her injuries. The 37-year-old and the 6-year-old are in critical condition.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Interstate 90 west was closed for around four hours.

The crash is still under investigation.

Editor’s note: City of Mentor officials originally said the victim was 9 years old. The story has been updated to reflect her correct age. 

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