16-year-old Willard boy dies in crash
MOHICAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a Willard teen Tuesday afternoon.
The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on State Route 179 near Township Road 405 in Mohican Township, according to an OSHP media release.
Wednesday, Highway Patrol identified the teen who died as 16-year-old Owen Ray Feichtner. Feichtner died at the scene.
Troopers responding to the scene found an SUV on its top in a bean field.
The SUV was traveling south on SR-179 when it passed another vehicle in a no-passing zone, the release said.
The 16-year-old driver lost control, drove left of center, over-corrected, went off the road into a ditch and flipped multiple times.
The driver was ejected from the SUV and died at the scene, according to the OSHP.
A passenger in the vehicle, also a 16-year-old, was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time, the release said.
The passenger was buckled in.
Troopers say they believe speed was a factor in the cash, which remains under investigation.
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