17-year-old dies in Orwell Township crash
ORWELL TOWNSHIP, OH – A 17-year-old girl is dead after a two car crash in Orwell Township.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells Fox 8 that Emily Plickert, of Roaming Shores, was driving her car north on Bouge Road at around 3:30 p.m. Friday when she failed to yield at a stop sign. Her car was hit by a pickup truck, which was driven by a 16-year-old from Orwell. A second 16-year-old was a passenger in that car as well.
Plickert was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash, as were the occupants of the truck. She was taken to University Hospital Geauga, where she died from her injuries.
The crash is still under investigation, but the Highway Patrol says that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.