LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities say three people were taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into a house in Amherst Township on Wednesday.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it happened when a 16-year-old driver behind the wheel of a 2011 Ford Mustang traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a large landscaping boulder while southbound on Oberlin Road.
The vehicle then rolled, crossed Middle Ridge Road and “drove through a house,” striking a man who was in bed.
Authorities list the injuries as follows:
- The 27-year-old man in bed: Taken by LifeCare to Lorain Mercy Hospital with incapacitating injuries.
- The Mustang's driver: Taken by LifeCare to Lorain Mercy Hospital with incapacitating injures. Authorities say he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.
- 16-year-old passenger: Taken by LifeCare to Lorain Mercy Hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Authorities say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.
Excessive speed is listed as a contributing factor in the crash. An exact time of the incident was not provided.
We will update this story if any additional details are released.
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