MANSFIELD, Ohio - An 18-year-old driver and two other Amish teens on their way to work crashed. Authorities said "excessive" speeding was a factor.
The single-car wreck happened on Fifth Avenue, north of US 30 around 5:50 a.m.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said none of the three people inside the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.
Driver John Miller, 18, of Mansfield, was driving his Pontiac Grand Am "at an extremely high rate of speed" when he lost control of the car near Annedale Drive. Authorities said the car spun sideways and hit a wooden fence before going airborne and wrapping itself around a tree.
"The car twisted around the tree so that the front half was overturned," Sgt. Mike Roth said
John Miller and Wayne Miller Jr., 18, were both ejected from the car. John Miller died at the scene. Wayne Miller Jr. is in serious condition at Mansfield General Hospital.
Another passenger, Marvin Schlabach, 18, was trapped inside the car. Once crews freed him, he was flown to Akron General Hospital.
Passers-by and local residents tried to help the teens until EMS arrived to the scene.
John Miller and Wayne Miller Jr. are not related. The three 18-year-olds moved from the Amish community to the Mansfield area, OSHP said.
Authorities also explained the trio worked together under Keim Construction and were meeting up with the rest of the work crew to finish a construction project on a pole building in Carey, Ohio when the crash happened.
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