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One dead after single-vehicle crash in Elyria

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Posted at 3:05 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 15:05:51-04

ELYRIA, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Elyria.

The accident happened on Island Road around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Jeffrey Joniec, 52, was driving his 2014 Chevrolet van south on Island Road, when it veered off to the left of the road and struck a ditch.

Joniec was unresponsive when crews arrived.

Troopers said he may have driven his vehicle off the road due to a medical condition.

The van sustained minor damage.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have played a role in this crash.