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Ohio Teen Fatally Injured in Truck Accident

A 16-year-old Port Clinton girl was fatally injured in a truck accident on Tuesday. The girl was a passenger in an SUV that struck a truck on Ohio 53 between Oak Harbor Southeast Road and Streeter Road at 5:39 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male, was driving a 2001 Ford Escape southbound on Ohio 53 when he did not stop in time to avoid hitting a truck that was stopped in front of the vehicle on the road. The truck, driven by a 45-year-old man of Sandusky, was traveling southbound on Ohio 53 when he had stopped to turn into a private driveway when the teen's SUV struck his truck.

The driver of the SUV was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the scene by North Central EMS. The driver of the truck was not injured in the truck accident. The 16-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the truck accident. "Her family was notified and the deceased was taken to Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home."

As a result of the truck accident, Ohio 53 was closed for three hours following the accident. All persons involved were wearing a seat belt and alcohol use is not suspected in this truck accident, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and the Bay Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Source: Port Clinton "Port Clinton girl, 16, dies in Tuesday crash" 11/10/2010

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