PLAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred Thursday, which killed an 18-year-old and his 16-year-old brother.
The one-vehicle fatal accident occurred on Middlebranch Avenue NE just south of Mt. Pleasant Street in Plain Township.
A 2008 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling north on Middlebranch Avenue when the driver lost control around a curve and slid off the road.
The driver, Aaron Laudermilt, 18, of Canton, over-cut the wheel in an attempt to regain control, causing the car to skid to the opposite side of the street.
The large sedan struck a utility pole, then a large tree before slamming to a halt at a residence's front steps.
The front seat passenger, Kevin Laudermilt, 16, of Canton, sustained serious injuries.
He was taken to Mercy Medical Center by Plain Township Fire.
He was then transported to Akron Children's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and died Sunday.
Both teens were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Alcohol and drugs are not expected to have contributed to the crash.