SUV flips over in Ashland County, killing 16-year-old driver: State troopers

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ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – A teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Ashland County Tuesday afternoon.

According to state troopers from the Ashland Highway Patrol Post, the crash happened just after 4 p.m. along State Route 179 near Township Road 405 in Mohican Township.

Troopers were called to the scene and found an SUV flipped over in a bean field.

Investigators say the SUV was heading south on State Route 179 when it overtook a vehicle in a no passing zone, lost control, hit a ditch and overturned multiple times.

The driver, a 16-year-old from Willard, was ejected from the SUV and died from their injuries.

A passenger, who is also 16, was taken to the hospital for injuries.

Troopers say the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, but the passenger was wearing one.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be
involved.

The crash is still under investigation.

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