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2 people die after being ejected from car in Wayne County

Posted: 8:08 AM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 10:19:33-04
2 people die after being ejected from car in Wayne County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a double fatal crash in Wayne County.

The crash happened on Tuesday around 11:36 p.m. when a Suzuki XL-7 SUV was heading westbound on CR 48, just east of State Route 83 before going off the road and striking the embankment.

The SUV went airborne and rolled multiple times until it came to a stop in a hayfield.

The driver and passenger in the car, Shannon Wharton Sr., 49, of Burbank, and Erica Umstead, of Orville, were ejected from the vehicle. The man and woman died at the scene.

Emergency personnel from Canaan Township Fire and EMS were on scene with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.

Drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash, according to authorities.