Car Splits: Violent car crash leaves man hospitalized, car severed

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AMHERST TOWNSHIP (WOIO) - An Elyria man is in critical condition after striking a tree and being partially ejected from his car Sunday morning.

State troopers say 20-year-old Dustin Bassett was driving east on SR 113 when he attempted to pass to SUV's, striking one on the side.

Bassett's car then swerved off the right side of the road and crashed through a sign, a mile marker, a utility pole and lastly a tree.

Photos of the crash show the vehicle severed.

Basset was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland by a medical helicopter.

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