Man killed in Ashtabula County crash; 2-year-old son seriously injured

HARTSGROVE TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A father is dead and his young son is hospitalized after a crash in Ashtabula County.

The crash happened on state Route 534 in Hartsgrove Township at about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Zachary T. Murphy, of Orwell, drove his 1999 Chrysler 300 off the side of the road and hit a tree. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Murphy's 2-year-old son, Bentley T. Murphy, was taken by medical helicopter to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.

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