ELYRIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Nine people have been hospitalized after a car flipped over Saturday afternoon in Elyria Township, according to State Highway Patrol.

A grandmother, mother and seven children, who range in age from 3 to 14, suffered injuries but they are not life-threatening, according to a Highway Patrol dispatcher. They were all taken to Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital.

The 2006 Jeep Liberty was driving westbound about 4 p.m. on State Route 2 between Murray Ridge and Middle Ridge roads when it lost control, drove off the side of the road and flipped on its top, Highway Patrol Sgt. Ray Santiago said.

A mechanical defect may have been the cause of the crash, Santiago said.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, he said.

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