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Huron man killed after vehicle drives off bridge, submerges in creek

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 06, 2019

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A 66-year-old Huron man was killed in Berlin Township Monday morning after the car he was driving drove through a bridge barrier, went airborne over an occupied boat, landed in a creek and submerged underwater, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A Chevrolet HHR driven at Gerald Schofield was traveling east on US 6 when it drove left of center, traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a bridge barrier, OSHP officials said. The vehicle continued through the barrier, went airborne over an occupied boat, and landed in Cranberry Creek where it submerged.

Schofield was pronounced dead at the scene and taken by EMS to a nearby funeral home.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office, North Central EMS, Huron Fire/EMS a rescue dive team and Maag’s Towing assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.