High school football player killed in Euclid crash

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EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) – Euclid police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a high school senior and injured two passengers. All three were members of the Euclid High School football team. 

The crash happened at 4:12 a.m. Saturdayon Euclid Avenue near the Dille Road intersection. 

The accident killed the vehicle’s driver, 18-year-old Herman Taylor. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. One passenger was seriously injured. The injuries are not considered life-threatening at this time.

“We are all saddened by this tragic incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the family’s of those affected and our entire community,” said Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer.  

Police said the vehicle, a late-model Nissan Rogue, left the roadway for an unknown reason, struck a traffic signal box, flipped over and caught fire. 

Police are investigating to determine the exact cause of the accident and if any other vehicles were involved.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims of this horrible tragedy,” said Capt. Mitch Houser.  

Euclid City Schools said grief counseling will be available to students and staff beginning Monday at Euclid High School.

“The Euclid Schools family is devastated by the loss of the life of a promising young man. Our
thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young man. We are hopeful for a
speedy and full recovery for the two young men who were also in the vehicle, involved in the
accident,” the district said in a statement on Saturday.

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