Car goes airborne before crashing into creek and hitting tree, killing Erie County driver

MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Authorities in Erie County say a man is dead after blowing through a stop sign and going airborne for 100 feet before crashing into a creek and striking a tree.

The Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash that happened sometime Thursday morning.

Officials aren't sure what time the wreck occurred, but say a call came in around 7:30 a.m. about the crash on Old Railroad Road at Miller Road in Margaretta Township.

Authorities say Timothy Wright Jr., 34, of Castalia, blew through a stop sign on Old Railroad Road approaching the T-intersection with Miller Road. As soon as he crossed Miller Road, the car went airborne for about 100 feet before hitting a tree branch in someone's yard.

The vehicle continued through the yard, then a creek, before striking a tree and coming to a rest.

Wright wasn't wearing a seatbelt, OSHP said, was removed from the car using the Jaws of Life. His body was then taken to the Ransom Funeral Home in Castalia. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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