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One killed in Painesville Township crash


A deadly accident in Lake County on Tuesday night.

It happened on Madison Avenue in Painesville Township shortly after 9 p.m.

The initial call stated that one vehicle had left the road and ran into a utility pole. It was reported that the pole was ready to fall and that the driver of the vehicle was unresponsive. A second call reported that the driver of the vehicle was not breathing and that a nurse at the scene was administering CPR.

Upon arrival with the Painesville Township Fire and Rescue, deputies found that a 1999 Chevy Suburban was traveling eastbound on Madison Avenue, left the roadway on the south side of the road, and struck a Painesville City Power utility pole. The utility pole was sheared off at the base of the pole.

The driver of the vehicle, 28-year-old Craig McCroskey, initially was in an out of consciousness but went into full arrest as he was being removed from the vehicle. Although immediate medical attention was provided, the driver was pronounced deceased after arrival at Tri-Point medical center in Concord.

Madison Avenue was closed to traffic for approximately two and a half hours due to the fact that the accident disrupted electrical power throughout Painesville and Perry Townships.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

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