A 22-year-old man is dead after a late night crash in Margaretta Township

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MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP -- A young man is dead after driving off the side of the road, hitting a utility pole, a mailbox and finally a tree, when he was ejected from the vehicle.

Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the driver as 22-year-old Leon McCoy Jr. of Port Clinton, Ohio.

The accident happened around 11:30 on Saturday night on Wahl Rd. near Brunner Rd.

McCoy was traveling west on Wahl Rd. and lost control driving around a curve. The car hit several objects before striking a tree and ejecting McCoy, who was not wearing a seat belt.

McCoy was taken by EMS to Firelands Hospital, then later taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later passed away from his injuries.

The crash is still under investigation, and alcohol may be a factor.

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