Geauga County man dies after losing control in car, crashing head on with box truck

Geauga County man dies after losing control in car, crashing head on with box truck

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A Newbury man died Monday afternoon after a head-on collision with a box truck.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handing the investigation into the two-vehicle crash that occurred just after 4 p.m. on Monday on Pekin Road near Chagrin Woods Drive.

According to the OSHP, the driver of a Pontiac, later identified as 31-year-old Darran Boyd of Newbury, lost control of while traveling on Pekin Road.

Boyd attempted to correct the vehicle, but crashed head on into a box truck driven by a 58-year-old man.

Boyd was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, troopers say.

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Both Boyd and the driver of the truck were flown via medevac helicopter to MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, but Boyd died from his injuries.

A passenger in the box truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was later released.

Pekin Road was closed for approximately three hours while crews investigated the crash.

This is the fifth fatal crash in Geauga County so far in 2019.

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