West Salem man dies when SUV goes off road and strikes utility pole

Brunswick accident

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - One man is dead after an early morning crash on Marks Road in Brunswick Hills.

Michael Lemerise, 31, of West Salem, lost his life when the 2007 Jeep Commander he was driving went off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole.

Lemerise was traveling southbound on Marks Road.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash at 12:21 a.m. The crash happened on Marks Road just south of Grafton Road in Brunswick Hills Township.

Police said the car hit a power pole and brought down the power lines.

The crash remains under investigation.

Lemerise was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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