1 Teen Killed, Another Hurt in Accident

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THOMPSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — One teen was killed and another was seriously hurt after their vehicle went off the side of the road and struck a barn, landscape rocks and a tree.

It happened Sunday around 9:21 a.m. along SR 18.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver, Garrett Holmes, 16, died in the crash.

Dakota Schaffer, 17, a passenger, suffered life threatening injuries.

Schaffer was taken to Bellevue Hospital and then to UTMC in Toledo.

Both victims were from Bellevue.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said both teens were wearing seat belts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The accident remained under investigation.

1 Comment

  • Skylar Ward

    I went to school with both Garrett & Dakota. I live in Youngstown now, and I just heard about this. I’m in complete awe, and I just can’t believe it. Garrett was an amazing person, he was always so sweet to me & everyone. Dakota is a fighter, he’s hilarious & the sweetest person I’ve ever come across. It’s a shame Garrett went so soon, and so tragically. I wish Dakota the best of luck in recovering, stay strong; we love you!
    My thoughts and prayers are with both families.

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