Driver in Parma Crash Charged with OVI

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PARMA, Ohio — The Parma Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle accident that left three people seriously injured, Fox 8 News reports.

Capt. Robert DeSimone tells Fox 8 News that the car, with three men aboard, was speeding northbound on Hoertz Road when the driver lost control. It happened at approximately 3 a.m. Thursday.

The vehicle entered a ditch before coming to rest against a large tree.

Authorities were alerted to the crash by a neighbor who, according to DeSimone, was awoken by the sound of the crash.

Two of the men were wearing safety belts. The driver, however, was not. Once at the scene, officers found the driver trapped behind the steering wheel. Another man was also stuck inside the significantly damaged car. The Parma Fire Department helped extricate them both.

All three men were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center — one by Life Flight. They remain in the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver, identified as Scot Taylor, 21, of North Royalton, has been charged with driving under suspension and OVI (operating a vehicle impaired). Further information will be presented to the prosecutor for additional charges.