Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash on the Ohio Turnpike
Oxford Township – On Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:32 P.M., the Milan Highway Patrol Post responded to a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike at milepost 116.5 in Oxford Township, Erie County.
A 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee was being operate d westbound by Gilbert Jorden Jr., age 30, of Corry, Pennsylvania. Jorden went off the right side of the road , struck the guardrail and became disabled in the center lane. The passengers in the Jeep were Effie Carder, age 26, a 4-year-old female, a 3-year-old male, and a 2-year-old female all of Corry, Pennsylvania. All five occupants exited the vehicle in an attempt to get off the roadway.
A 2023 Freightliner Semi was being operated westbound by Akeeva Stinson, age 27, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Stinson struck the Jeep and five pedestrians.
Carder sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and wa s pronounced deceased at the scene. Jorden and the three female juveniles sustained serious injuries and were transported by LifeCare EMS to Firelands Regional Medical Center. Stinson was not injured.
The Ohio Turnpike was closed westbound for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated by Troopers. The Sta te Highway Patrol was assisted on-scene by the Groton Township Fire Department, LifeCare EMS, Interstate Towing, and Ohio Turnpike Maintenance.
The crash remains under investigation.