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Woman Life Flighted after accident on bridge in Medina Township

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A woman was seriously injured in a accident on I-71 northbound in Medina County after her car went off a bridge.

The Medina Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 5:00 pm.

A Dodge Durango was traveling northbound on I-71 near SR 3 and swerved to avoid debris in the roadway.

The Durango then traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a median cable and then traveled down an embankment between two bridges before coming to final rest in a ravine.

Police say the car was operated by Tracie Layne, 42, of Brunswick, Ohio.

Layne was the only person in the car and sustained serious physical injuries as a result of the crash.  She was transported by Metro Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center.

As a result of the crash, I-71 northbound had to be shut down for about 50 minutes. ODOT was on scene to assist with traffic control.

Several police agencies assisted with the incident. 

Police say that a seatbelt was not used by the driver and airbags were not deployed. Drugs and/or alcohol were not a factor in the crash.

At this time the crash remains under investigation.

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