At least 12 people were injured and 40 vehicles were damaged or crashed on January 23 when a snowplow driving on an inside lane of the Ohio Turnpike sent heavy snow flying over the median into oncoming traffic, local media reported.
Dashcam footage circulated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol showed a trooper tending to motorists and inspecting vehicles, including one car stuck in a ditch after being hit by the arc of snow and ice.
Still pictures show the damage to some of the vehicles involved in the incident, among them trucks, a van, and several passenger cars. Twelve non-life-threatening injuries were noted by troopers.
The driver of the snowplow was identified as Timothy S Rakay. Rakay, who has been placed on administrative leave, was not injured and is cooperating with authorities. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending a review by the Erie County Prosecutor, the highway patrol said. Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol via Storyful