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2 dead after Geauga County crash

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Feb 03, 2020

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Geauga County.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on State Route 168 at State Route 700.

Troopers said John Saffer, 59, was driving a 2007 black Pontiac G7 south on State Route 168.

Saffer traveled left of the center line and hit a white 2015 Subaru Forester that was driving north on State Route 168.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Subaru Forester, 63-year-old Gustave Dasch Jr., was transported to University Geauga Medical Center and died during the transport.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.