Wayne County: Passenger, 25, dies in fatal crash

10:46 AM, May 5, 2013   |    comments
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BAUGHMAN TOWNSHIP -- One person is dead after a car accident on Church Road.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Earnest Nelson, 29, was driving westbound on Church Road, or County Road 7, when he drifted off the right side of the road. 

The car went airborne and flew over a creek, hit an embankment, a tree, before coming to a rest in a yard. Nelson was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Nelson had two other passengers in the car with him at the time of the accident. 

Lance Almond, 29, was also wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Nelson and Almond were taken Aultman Orrville Hospital where they were treated and released.

Tremale Thomas, 25, a rear seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was taken to Wayne County Morgue by the Wayne County Coroner's Office.

Troopers are investigating the cause of the accident, including drug and alcohol involvement. 

This is the fourth fatal accident in 2013 in Wayne County.


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