The Ohio State Highway Patrol originally stated that Erik Ackerman is 42 years old. OSHP later said he was 44 years old.
Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a late-night plane crash along the Ohio Turnpike that killed two people.
This happened before 11:30 p.m. near station 132 in the corridors east of the loop in the town of Henrietta, Lorraine County.
According to a press release, a tow truck from the Norwalk highway tow truck was helping a disabled vehicle. Both drivers were out of their car when a van hit them.
According to the Highway Highway Patrol, the two drivers were trying to load jet skis from the broken vehicle trailer onto the wreck when they were hit.
Investigators say the truck worker was wearing a reflective jacket at the time of the accident, and the upper emergency lights of his debris were activated.
The tow truck operator was identified as Eric Ackerman, 44, from Sandusky. He was declared dead on the scene.
The identity of the handicapped driver – who has been declared dead – is not disclosed, pending notification of relatives.
According to the press release, the airborne truck moved and fell on top. The 30-year-old driver was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Investigators were trying to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident and whether the truck driver was wearing a seat belt.
The pulley was closed for several hours after the accident. And it reopened just before five in the morning.