Identify of man who died in Friday crash yet to be released

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CRAWFORD COUNTY — As of 8:00 a.m. Monday, authorities have yet to release the identify of the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-car crash on Ohio 602.

According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, one person and a dog died as a result of the 4:36 p.m. crash, south of Henry-Cooper Road.

Deputies say the driver of a 2010 Mazda was southbound on Ohio 602. After cresting a hill the driver apparently swerved to avoid northbound traffic and lost control of the vehicle. The car went off the west side of the road, struck a ditch and sheared off a telephone pole. The vehicle rolled three times before coming to rest in a field.

There were three passengers in the Mazda, along with a dog. Two passengers were transported to Bucyrus Community Hospital. One passenger was flown from the scene to Grant Medical Center, and the fourth occupant was flown from the scene to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

One of the passengers was pronounced dead at Bucyrus Community Hospital. The dog died at the scene. The driver and passengers are not local residents. This crash remains under investigation.

Also responding to the scene was Portsmouth Ambulance, Crestline EMS, Liberty Township Fire Department, New Washington Fire Department, Chatfield Township Fire Department, Med Flight, St. Vincent’s Life Flight and the Crawford County Dog Warden.

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