MADISON TOWNSHIP, OH – A one-vehicle car crash killed three people early Sunday morning, and alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the accident.
The car crashed right into the front yard of Alice Graves. She lives on Illinois Ave. As soon as she saw the accident, she called 911 and immediately tried to help the victims.
Two of them had been ejected.
Steven Foley, 21, of Mansfield, was driving a Plymouth Neon on Illinois Avenue in Madison Township when the car drove off the right side of the road. It came back onto the road, but then drove off the left side. It then hit a number of trees and caught fire.
“I kept yelling, ‘get out the car’s on fire,’ and I kept telling 911 ‘you better hurry the car’s on fire, he’s going to burn up,'” Graves said.
Foley, along with two of his passengers, Corrine Coleman, 24, of Ontario and Zachary Lawson, 20 of Mansfield were killed in the accident. Another passenger, Brandon Moore, 22, of Mansfield was taken to the hospital. He was the only one wearing a seat belt.
“I just think if it would have veered off that way, it could have went right into the house,” Graves added.
The crash remains under investigation, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has said that alcohol involvement is suspected.