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18-year-old dies in SR 101 crash: Ohio State Highway Patrol

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MARGARTETTA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old has died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday at approximately 1:19 a.m. on State Route 101 at the intersection of State Route 2 in Margaretta Township, Erie County.

Jocelyn L. Cherry, age 19, of Sandusky, was operating a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Cherry sustained incapacitating injuries and was transported to Cleveland Metro Medical Center.

It is unknown if Cherry was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash.

Storm Lanier, age 18, of Sandusky, was a passenger in Cherry’s vehicle and also sustained incapacitating injuries and was also transported to Cleveland Metro.

Lanier passed away at the hospital on Tuesday, troopers said.

It is unknown in Lanier was wearing a safety belt, either.

Timothy A. Schwanger, age 62, of Sandusky, was operating a 2019 Dodge Ram. Schwanger sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to Firelands Hospital in Sandusky.

Cherry was southbound on SR 101 while Schwanger was traveling eastbound on the SR 2 deceleration ramp to SR 101. Schwanger was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto SR 101. Cherry failed to stop at a red light and struck Schwanger on the driver side, according to troopers.

Alcohol and/or drug use are believed to be a factor, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on-scene by Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Margaretta Township Fire and EMS, Perkins Township EMS, and Foster’s Automotive & Towing.

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