Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Snowmobile Crash

Posted on: 8:13 am, January 23, 2013, by

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a man died in a snowmobile crash in Ashtabula County.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Tuesday on Woodside Drive, east of Windsor Mechanicsville Road.

Troopers say 48-year-old Steven Pawlowski, of Rome, was driving eastbound on Woodside, when he ran off the road, struck a ditch and then a tree.

Pawlowski, whom investigators say was wearing a helmet, was ejected from his snowmobile. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.