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35-year-old man killed in crash after snowmobile goes off the road in Elyria Township

Posted: 6:45 AM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-21 11:45:14Z
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ELYRIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Elyria Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a man died in a snowmobile crash in Elyria Township Monday morning.

At about 12:06 a.m., troopers said Jared Fenik, 35, of Elyria, was traveling on Murray Ridge Road when he drove his snowmobile off the left side of the road and struck a trash receptacle.

Fenik was ejected from his snowmobile and struck a utility pole, troopers said in a news release.

He was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Fenik was wearing a safety helmet. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.