CANAAN TWP., Ohio — Two people died when their SUV hit an embankment and went airborne before rolling several times Tuesday night.
According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it happened at 11:36 p.m. on County Road 48 just east of state Route 83 in Canaan Township.
A 2003 Suzuki XL-7 SUV was traveling westbound and went off the north side of the road, hitting an embankment. It then became airborne and rolled multiple times, coming to rest in a hay-field.
Both occupants of the SUV, Shannon J. Wharton Sr., 49, of Burbank, and Erica J. Umstead, 38, of Orrville, were both ejected and died.
Drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.