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16-year-old boy killed, passenger injured in rollover crash in Ashland County

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 12:30:56-04

MOHICAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A 16-year-old boy from Willard, Ohio was killed in a crash in Mohican Township, in Ashland County, on Tuesday, according to the Ashland State Highway Patrol Post.

State troopers responded at approximately 4:10 p.m. to State Route 179 near Township Road 405 to the fatal crash.

Troopers found an SUV on its top located in a bean field.

State police say the SUV, driven by Owen Ray Feichtner, 16, of Willard, was traveling south on State Route 179 when it overtook a vehicle in a no-passing zone, lost control, drove left of the center, over-corrected and went off the right side of the road. It eventually struck a ditch and overturned multiple times.

Feichtner was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 16-year-old passenger from Greenwich, Ohio was transported to a local hospital with injuries and later released.

State troopers said Feichtner was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The passenger was wearing a seat belt, state troopers said.

Speed is considered a factor in the crash, according to the OSHP. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be involved.

The crash remains under investigation.

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