Alcohol suspected in overnight crash that killed Ashtabula woman

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HARPERSFIELD TWP., Ohio -- A 20-year-old Ashtabula woman died in an overnight two-car crash in Harpersfield Township.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it happened on state Route 84 at Walter Main Road at around 1 a.m. Thursday.

A 2002 Ford Mustang being driven by Alexandria Struhar, 20, of Ashtabula, was traveling west on state Route 84. A 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Adam Wright, 18, of Geneva, failed to stop at the intersection and hit the Ford Mustang in the driver's door.

Struhar went off the right side of the road and hit a telephone pole. Wright went off the left side of the road and overturned.

Struhar was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter, and was pronounced dead. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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