Sheriff: Distracted Driver Crashes Car Into Home

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A Dodge pickup rests into the side of a Concord Township home. (Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

A Dodge pickup rests into the side of a Concord Township home. (Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A driver talking on his cell phone lost control of his car and struck a home Saturday night, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports.

It happened just after 10 p.m. in the 6200 block of Ravenna Road. Deputies say a 21-year-old Newbury man was driving his 1997 Dodge pick-up truck northbound, when he lost control on an uphill curve.

According to officials, the truck traveled off the right side of the road, down a steep embankment. The vehicle hit a traffic sign and several trees before it slammed into the corner of a home.

Investigators say it was raining heavily at the time of the crash; it was later determined that the driver had been talking on his cell phone.

The man who lives in the home was not injured. The siding of his house was only slightly damaged, but further inspection will be done to make sure there is no structural problems.

The driver of the truck was taken to Hillcrest Hospital for back and neck pain. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the crash.

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