Three people were taken to local hospitals after a single-vehicle crash on the Turnpike early this morning.
Injured were three college-age students from West Virginia: Jason Miles, Joseph Ahern, and Danielle Licata. Their hometowns and exact ages were not available.
Mr. Miles, who was driving the 1999 Toyota Avalon, was the most seriously injured and taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio, for treatment.
The other occupants were taken to St. Luke’s hospital for what officials described as “minor” injuries.
Patient conditions were not immediately available.
Troopers from the Swanton post of the Highway Patrol received a report of the crash at 3:46 a.m., near the Toledo and Maumee exit, officials said.
Troopers reported that Mr. Miles was driving westbound and struck a deer, apparently causing him to lose control.
The car then struck a guardrail, overturned, and landed in a ditch.
Mr. Miles had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Maumee Fire Department.
The right lane of westbound traffic near the site of the crash was shut down for a brief time to allow emergency crews to clear the scene.
Officials said no charges are expected to be filed.