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2 teens, 1 man hospitalized after car crashes into home in Amherst Township

Amherst crash car into house
Posted at 9:27 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 15:49:01-05

AMHERST TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two 16-year-old boys and a 27-year-old man were hospitalized after a car crashed into a home in Amherst Township Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A 2011 Ford Mustang was traveling south on Oberlin Road when it drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a large landscaping boulder, troopers said.

The vehicle rolled, crossed over Middle Ridge Road and drove through a house, striking a man lying in bed.

The 16-year-old driver of the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries. A 16-year old passenger was also transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.

The 27-year-old man who was lying in bed when the car struck his home was transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries, according to troopers.

Excessive speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.