CLEVELAND — Three people — including a 2018 graduate of Twinsburg High School — were killed in a head-on collision involving a wrong-way driver late Sunday on Interstate 90.

A car driven by Michael Kantos, 58, entered the highway eastbound at the West 25th Street exit ramp and was driving west when his Honda Civic collided with an eastbound Toyota near the West 85th Street overpass, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com news partner News 5 Cleveland reports.

Maxfield Ligon, 19, of Reminderville, who was driving the Toyota, and passenger Cidney Nicole Thomas, 20, of Bedford Heights were killed. Ligon was a Twinsburg graduate and had enrolled in fall classes at Kent State University's Regional Academic Center.

Kantos also was killed and two female passengers were injured.

WJW-TV (Channel 8) reported that Ligon, Thomas and the others were returning from Cedar Point.

Twinsburg schools Superintendent Kathryn Powers posted on Twitter that there would be grief counselors available at the high school starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.


I received a question regarding grief counseling services. Indeed, alumni, especially those in the Class of 2018 who knew Max Ligon, are welcome to seek assistance at Twinsburg High School beginning at 9 am on Tuesday, August 6th.


— Kathryn Powers (@TwinsburgSupt) August 5, 2019//
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The highway was closed for about five and a half hours following the accident. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the crash, the television station said.