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.