NewsLocal NewsGeauga County News

Actions

One dead in single-car crash in Geauga County Friday night

Crash generic
Posted at 8:34 AM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 11:04:33-05

MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Middlefield Township late Friday night.

The crash happened around 11:38 p.m. on Burton-Windsor Road, east of State Route 608.

According to OSHP, a 2004 blue Nissan Xterra was heading east on Burton-Windsor road with five occupants in it when the driver lost control due to icy road conditions, and the vehicle went off the right side of the road and flipped over. A passenger was thrown from the vehicle and then trapped underneath it.

That passenger, OSHP said, was pronounced dead at the scene. Their name has not been released.

Two other passengers were transported to a nearby hospital for their injuries. The driver and one other occupant weren’t injured, authorities said.

“The crash remains under investigation,” OSHP said. “Alcohol does appear to be a factor, none of the occupants were wearing their seat belts.”

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.