Cause of Deadly Crash with Snow Plow Remains a Mystery

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KILLBUCK, Ohio - A Holmes County teenager was killed on his was to school in a head-on crash with a snow plow Tuesday morning.

A bouquet of flowers marked the spot where Jeremiah Kinsey, 18, was killed.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kinsey was driving on U.S. Route 62 about 6 a.m. when he abruptly swerved to the left and struck an Ohio Department of Transportation snow plow and salt truck head-on.

OSHP Lt. Chad Enderby said Kinsey was a student at West Holmes High School and was on his way to class when the crash happened.

Kinsey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enderby said the road was wet from some overnight snow, but that did not play a role in the crash.
Officers found Kinsey's cell phone in his pocket, proving he was not talking or texting while driving.

At this point the OSHP does not believe drugs or alcohol were involved, Enderby said.

Investigators were told by Kinsey's mother that the teen got a good night's sleep and has no known medical conditions that would cause him to lose consciousness, Enderby said.

The cause of the deadly crash remains under investigation.