Troopers: Occupants of van killed in Ohio crash

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 29 at 3:03 AM

FREEMONT, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the occupants of a van have been killed after a car traveling more than 125 mph and being chased by troopers struck the van and burst into flames in northwest Ohio.

WTOL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17ZSpZi) that the highway patrol did not immediately know the number of victims in the crash around 7: 15 p.m. Thursday near Fremont. The 24-year-old man allegedly driving the speeding vehicle has been taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the speeding vehicle was traveling between 125 mph and 150 mph and hit at least three other vehicles over the course of 17 miles. The turnpike's westbound lanes are expected to be closed until early Friday.

Authorities recommend that motorists find alternate routes.

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Information from: WTOL-TV, http://www.wtol.com

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