PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Speed and reckless operation proved to be a recipe for disaster in a crash that left two people injured and knocked out power throughout Perry Township Thursday night, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to Lt. Michael Reed, shortly after 6:30 p.m., a 22-year-old Ashtabula man was driving his Cadillac eastbound on North Ridge Road with a 28-year-old Ashtabula woman.
Reed says the man lost control of his car before it left the roadway, sheared a utility pole, then came to a stop in someone’s front yard, 60 feet away.
It took rescue crews 45 minutes to extricate the man from the vehicle.
Both passengers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.
The crash knocked out power throughout Perry Township for several hours as utility workers repaired the downed wires and installed a new utility pole.
The crash remains under investigation.