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Westlake woman dies in single-car crash Saturday morning

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 12:17:02-05

WESTLAKE, Ohio — A 32-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning in a car crash in Westlake.

The woman has been identified as Crystal Cieza, of Westlake.

According to police, the crash happened just after 3 a.m. near Detroit and Basset Roads.

Police say Cieza was driving a 2018 Ford Taurus on Detroit Road when the car veered off the road and hit a utility pole on the south side of the intersection.

Firefighters and police responded to the scene.

A 30-year-old man, who was a passenger in the car, was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation, but police said it appears alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.