PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A recent graduate from Rocky River was killed in a crash involving a utility vehicle on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township Thursday.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Patrick M. Green, 19, was a passenger on a 2013 Can-AM UTV that flipped over during a sharp turn at high speeds.
The crash happened in the 800 block of West Shore Boulevard around 8 p.m.
Green was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said that Green and the UTV’s driver, an 18-year-old teen also from Rocky River, were not wearing seatbelts.
Alcohol and or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, authorities said.
The Rocky River School District is holding grief counseling at the high school Saturday.
Counselors will be available for all students today and tomorrow in the RRHS counseling office as we mourn the loss of a fellow Pirate.— Rocky River City Schools (@RrCitySchools) June 28, 2019
Friday, June 28: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday, June 29: 9:00am-1:00pm
If additional counseling support is needed, please call RRHS at 440-356-6800.
Green was a recent graduate of Rocky River High School and football player for the Rocky River Pirates.
Rocky River football coach Josh Wells said Green was his best punter, and he will be greatly missed.
"Patrick was such a great, fun loving friend to everybody," Wells said. "Patrick was such a great, fun loving friend to everybody,” Wells said.
Students gathered outside the high school Saturday at a makeshift memorial. One student said "nothing we can say about him will do him justice."
Our community is saddened beyond measure by the tragic death of Patrick Green (RRHS '19).— RockyRiverSports.com (@116sports) June 28, 2019
We resolutely hold the Green family dear in our thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/AT0OxOQA8h
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took to Twitter Saturday evening to send Green's family condolences after finding out Green was a fan of his.
R.I.P Pat Green of Rocky River, OH. Heard you’ve been a fan from Day 1 and I appreciate U. My sincere condolences to the Green family on their loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) June 29, 2019
The incident remains under investigation.