Police believe alcohol is factor in deadly Ottawa County crash

CATAWBA ISLAND TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Ottawa County.

The one-car crash happened Tuesday morning around 1AM on Northwest Catawba Road south of East Mooresdock Road.

Police say 57-year-old Chris R. Bradford was driving a Ford Taurus when he drove off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree.

Bradford suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation at this time and alcohol is believed to be a factor. 

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