5-car crash in Warren injures multiple people

A Cadillac CTS was turning left at North Road and 422 when it hit two other cars, which then hit two more

A five-car crash shut down part of route 422 in Niles Sunday afternoon and left multiple people injured.

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A five-car crash shut down part of route 422 in Warren Sunday afternoon and left multiple people injured.

Around 12:40 p.m., a Cadillac CTS  was turning left at North Road and 422 when it hit two other cars, which then hit two more.

Four people were taken to the hospital, but police did not know their conditions.

One was Jeremy Dunlap, 30, who was driving the Cadillac. Another was Michele Watson, 49, who was hit by the Cadillac. Both remain in the hospital with very serious injuries.

Names of the other two were not given.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said a crash this big isn’t common and that “it’s pretty apparent that speed was a factor in the crash.”

The opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, was used on Dunlap, but Highway Patrol said the crash appears to be caused by a medical issue rather than drugs.

Westbound traffic was shut down for more than an hour while the scene was cleared.

In addition to OSP, Niles Police and Warren City Police were also called to the scene, along with three ambulances.

Investigators are still looking into the crash and aren’t ruling anything out yet. If charges are going to be filed, it could take a couple weeks to do so.