NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - The North Ridgeville man killed in a one-car crash over the weekend had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
North Ridgeville police were called to the McDonald’s on Lorain Road at about 3:26 a.m. on July 8 after someone reported a man passed out in his car in the drive-thru, police said.
The man, later identified as Jeremy B. Casey, 32, woke up and refused to stop for police, so officers tried to block his car in the parking lot. Casey maneuvered around the cop cars and went speeding down Nagle Road, where he ran off the road near Route 20 and hit a business, according to police.
Casey was ejected from his car and pronounced dead at the scene. On Thursday, Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephan Evans said Casey’s blood-alcohol level was .232. The caused of death was multiple blunt force trauma, Evans said.
The North Ridgeville Police Department said the entire chase lasted only about 56 seconds and Casey traveled about 1.1 miles. No one else was injured.
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