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Woman Killed in Ohio Highway Crash


According to Cleveland.com, a 31-year-old woman is dead after crashing into a minivan that had stopped for a previous crash.

Victim Ejected from Vehicle During Roll Over

Monique Jefferson was driving northbound on Interstate 71 in Cleveland when she smashed her SUV into a stopped minivan. Jefferson lost control and flipped her SUV, ejecting her from the car, reports Cleveland.com.

The crash caused Interstate 71 to be closed for over three hours. Two hours earlier, another deadly wreck claimed the life of an Ohio State Highway Patrolman in Cleveland.

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • 32,675 people were killed in crashes in 2014.
  • In 2014, 2.34 million people were injured in wrecks
  • Among fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants with known restraint use, almost half (49%) of those killed in 2014 were unrestrained.
  • For those passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.

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