Man dies in fatal crash in Columbia Township

Man dies in fatal crash in Columbia Township

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Elyria Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal one car accident that occurred at 2:57 a.m. on Saturday, September 27.

The incident happened on State Route 252, north of Redfern Road.

According to authorities, 22-year-old Brandyn Pino, of Columbia Station, was headed southbound on State Route 252 when he misjudged a curve in the roadway.  The car traveled off the east side of the road and struck a ditch, overturned and struck a tree.

Pino was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lorain County Coroner's Office.

The vehicle involved, a 2003 Buick Ultra, sustained major damage and was towed from the scene by Protech Towing.

Troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol does appear to be a factor.

The Columbia Township Fire Department also assisted troopers.

The crash remains under investigation.

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