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Erie County teen and dog killed, others injured in single-vehicle crash

Bucyrus crash
Posted at 2:13 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 14:13:40-04

BUCYRUS, Ohio — An Erie County teen and a dog were killed and others were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Bucyrus Friday, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 4:36 p.m. a 2010 Mazda was traveling south on state Route 602 when it attempted to pass vehicles near a hillcrest. The 20-year-old driver of the Mazda then had to swerve back into the southbound lane to avoid northbound traffic, deputies said.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and drove off the side of the roadway, striking a ditch and shearing off a telephone pole. The car then went into a field and rolled several times before it came to rest, according to deputies.

Riding in the car at the time of the crash were two 19-year-old girls, a 15-year-old and a dog, deputies said.

The one of the 19-year-old girls, later identified as Hallie Leal of Castalia, and the dog were ejected from the car during the crash, according to deputies.

Leal was transported to a Bucyrus Hospital where she was pronounced dead, deputies said.

The driver of the vehicle, from Sandusky, was also transported to Bucyrus Hospital. The other 19-year-old passenger, also from Sandusky, as well as the 15-year-old, were flown from the scene to nearby hospitals, according to deputies.

Deputies said the dog died at the scene.

No charges or citations have been issued as the crash remains under investigation.