A 16-year-old boy who was injured in a crash that killed his brother in Plain Township this week has also passed away.
Kevin Laudermilt, 16, sustained serious injuries in the Dec. 7 crash that killed his 18-year-old brother — Aaron Laudermilt.
He was being treated at Akron Children's Hospital but died from his injuries on Dec. 10, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Authorities say Aaron was driving a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria on Middlebrach Avenue when he sped around a curve and went off the edge of the road. When he overcorrected, the car went off the opposite edge and hit a utility pole. The vehicle then hit a large tree and turned onto its right side, coming to a stop on the front steps of a private residence.
Aaron was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say both teens were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.
Plain Local Schools released the following statement regarding the Laudermilt brothers:
Dear Plain Local Family,
It is with great sorrow that we inform you that two GlenOak students, were involved in a car accident this afternoon resulting in the death of Aaron Laudermilt and leaving his brother, Kevin in critical condition. We ask that you keep them and the Laudermilt family in your thoughts and prayers as they are needed more than ever at this time.
During difficult times like this, we must be prepared to care for and support each other as we deal with the many feelings that we begin to experience. Beginning tomorrow, we will have grief counselors available in room A111 at GlenOak High School for any students or staff who feel the need to speak with someone regarding this tragedy.
We ask that you respect the privacy of this family as we mourn this tragic loss.