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Board smashes through car’s windshield on I-80 in Portage County

Driver has board crash through windshield while driving in Portage County
Driver has board crash through windshield while driving in Portage County(Ohio State Highway Patrol)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 5:26 AM EDT
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PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A driver on I-80 in Portage County found out the hard way cost isn’t the only thing that’s falling about lumber these days.

Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) shared a picture of a car with a board smashed through its windshield on Twitter.

The accident happened Thursday and, according to OSHP, the at-fault driver was unaware they would be arriving at their destination without their entire load.

On Thursday, a 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander, was driving westbound on I-80 when a 2015 Ford F-250 merged in the middle lane in front of the Outlander, according to an OSHP traffic crash report.

As the pick-up merged, a two-by-four piece of wood came loose and struck the Outlander’s windshield. The Outlander pulled over and was later towed, but the F-250 continued on its way — not realizing a piece of the load had come loose.

The truck was later stopped near exit 180. Troopers said there was another piece of wood hanging from the truck when it was stopped. The driver secured his load before continuing.

No one was injured, the report said.

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