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Four people killed after driver loses control, car catches fire in Stark County soybean field

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Posted at 10:32 PM, Sep 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 17:50:02-04

The Stark County Coroner's Office identified the four people killed in a single-vehicle crash in Stark County that ended with the car engulfed in flames.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on September 24 around 5:55 p.m. on State Route 43 in Lake Township. 

A 2016 Dodge Challenger, operated by Norman Jones, 49, was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when the driver apparently lost control. 

The car went off the left side of the road and into a soybean field. It then struck a large tree and burst into flames. 

The front seat passenger, Derald Goodrick Jr., 49, of Peninsula, was ejected from the vehicle and onto the ground. 

The right rear passenger was identified as Sarah Kallai, 44, of Peninsula and left rear passenger was identified as Debra Sabbagh, 49, of Cuyahoga Falls, who all remained trapped inside the vehicle.

All four died as a result of the crash and were burned beyond recognition.     

Preliminary investigation indicates speed was a factor in the crash.