Shalersville Township fatal crash under investigation

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PORTAGE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol Hiram Post is investigating a fatal one car crash on the Ohio Turnpike.

It happened Wednesday morning on I-80 at mile post 191.

Police say Sandra S. Pittenger, 59, of Alliance, OH was headed westbound when she drove her Lincoln Continental off the right side of the roadway. Her car struck a ditch, a fence, a tree, and then caught on fire.

Both Pittenger and her 82-year old passenger, Audrey S. Sapp, of Lisbon, OH were trapped inside.

Officers who arrived tried to put the fire out and freed both victims.

They say Sapp was alert and talking.

Pittenger never responded. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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